Mat Cutting workshop, University Art, San Jose

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    Learning to cut mat so I don't end up spending so much on framing my work!

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    1. shari blaukopf 50 months ago | reply

      My husband taught me because he used to work at a frame shop when he was a student. It is surprisingly easy, isn't it? And much cheaper!

    2. suhita1 50 months ago | reply

      Shari Blaukopf , I was surprised how easy it is, and don't know why I spent so much on it so far. I need to buy a mat cutter, though: do you have recommendations?

    3. GLWong2010 50 months ago | reply

      I love how you used the negative space to define the frames.

    4. dayisaday 50 months ago | reply

      Suhita, may I ask : do you start with the line or with the watercolor spots for the masses ?

    5. suhita1 50 months ago | reply

      dayisaday line first: I like drawing people in all my sketches, even my architectural ones, and since they don't hold still long, it's line first, before they disappear. I should document a step-by-step sometime of how I work: the line sets the rhythm and energy for me, but it's all a big jumble with line only: color brings in light and mood and clarifies what i draw

    6. dayisaday 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much Suhita. I do the same in fact and find myself with the same result as you : "big jumble" so put colors. I was just thinking that maybe I did this the "wrong" way round, but never managed to throw colors as well as lines :). Now I am reassured that this is a way :). Cheers.

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