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As part of Mike’s farewell gift, I gave him a personalised art piece which I created using names of places that he has visited. I ordered a frame from eFrame who create customised frames at reasonable prices. Once the frame arrived and I could check the internal measurements, I cut a mount for the artwork.

1. To cut a mount you need mount board, a metal ruler, a cutting mat, pencil, scalpel and most importantly, a mount cutter. A mount cutter cuts the board at 45° angle so you get a professional finish.

Items required for cutting a mount

Equipment required

2. Measure and draw a line on the back of the mount board where you will be cutting. Remember to keep margins generous.

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Draw lines in pencil

3. Using the mount cutter cut along the line with a metal ruler. Don’t try to cut the entire depth of board in one go, rather do lots of gentle cuts slowly increasing the pressure. Ensure you are using a cutting mat unless you wish to gouge your table!

Cutting with a mount cutter

Cutting with a mount cutter

4. Once the mount board is cut you will see the 45° degree angle.

The 45 degree cut exposes the white core to give a professional finish.

The 45 degree cut exposes the white core to give a professional finish.

5. Position your artwork carefully to the back of the mount board with a strip of masking tape, turn it the correct way and check it is straight. Once you are satisfied use masking tape to attach the artwork to the back of the mount board. Masking tape is gentler to artworks than sellotape.

The artwork attached to the mount board with masking tape.

The artwork attached to the mount board with masking tape.

6. Place the mounted artwork in the frame and your work is done.

I have created a number of personalised artworks for clients, and if you would like to discuss a commission, please contact me.

our historyI have designed another personalised artwork for a client with key words of her husband’s history incorporating special places where he has lived, his hobbies and important dates. We included a Hebrew font which adds texture as well as another layer of meaning as he is Jewish and the word in the Latin alphabet is’ahava’ which when translated is ‘love’.

If you are interested in commissioning a similar personalised artwork please contact me.

enjoyjourneyI have completed a commission to design an artwork of meaningful words. As a birthday gift for her brother, my client gave me the words that I laid out in a 21cm square format. It was interesting to create a design purely from words especially as I didn’t know the memories behind them. The design needed a focal point so I took a chance and enlarged the amusing word ‘eels’ and added the punctuation for emphasis. We discussed colour and felt that blues and greys would work well for her brother and also for the choice of watery words and the sports that he so obviously enjoys. It has a lovely marine blue frame with an inner mount of bright blue. The 40th birthday gift was a complete hit and a few tears were shed when it was unwrapped. I was delighted that her thoughtful loving gift was so well received.

If you are interested in commissioning a similar personalised artwork please contact me.enjoyjourney2