Rounded bevel cut on mat - how to do it?

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  1. Jeff Bannow

    Jeff Bannow Member

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    At a recent exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, I noticed a very nice matting technique. I'm not sure how exactly it was done, so I'm hoping someone here has some idea. I don't have a photo of it since it wasn't allowed. (No photography allowed in the photography section - how ironic).

    So, the windows on the mats were as normal, except that instead of a hard edge where the bevel is, it was rounded over. Does anyone know how this is achieved? It almost looked like a very small rounding plane was used.
     
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    To cover up rough bevel cuts I've rounded them with sandpaper.
     
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    Sandpaper.
     
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    If you are talking about the edge of the window away from the picture you can smooth it with a burnishing bone available at art supplies.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/
     
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    A burnishing bone should give a much smoother result than sandpaper. They cost just a few pounds each.
     
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    Burnishing Bone (aka. Bone Folder), I'm not an art major so I just found this out.:tongue: