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Quick View  TA001 1" x 100 yds Acid Free Gummed Linen Tape
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1 1/2" x 100 yds Acid Free Gummed Linen Tape
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Step 1 Assemble the tools and supplies: linen tape, burnishing bone, gloves, water, sponge, scissors, and mat knife. The push points are optional.
Step 2 Lay the mat upside down and put the top next to the backing board.
Framer’s tip: In this project the mat is 8ply and the backing board is 4 ply. To make it easier to attach the tape put another 4 ply board behind the backing board to level it with the mat.
Step 4 Take the scissors and trim the linen tape slightly larger than the boards.
Step 5 Turn the tape upside down and apply water to it with a sponge. We have found that using push point pins can make it easier to do because the tape naturally curls when it is trimmed from the roll.
Step 6 Gently lay the tape on the seam between the board and the mat making sure you get it on straight.
Step 7 Now take your bone and burnish it down very carefully making sure all parts of the tape including the ends are adhered securely.
Step 8 Take your mat knife or razor blade and trim off the excess ends of the tape. Using a new blade will make this process much easier.
Step 9 Let the tape set for a few minutes before closing your mat. You are now ready to hinge your artwork on the backing board.