7.1.7 Step 5: Cutting the Matting

It might be difficult to find a ruler that measures thirds, but because two thirds is close to seven tenths, you could use this as an approximation. There are rulers that measure tenths, and you can find printable versions on the Internet, such as the ones on this web page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , where the ruler at the far left is marked in tenths.

The border on the right and bottom are too large. To finish cutting down the matting, you could measure inches down from the bottom and to the right of the inscribed rectangle you just cut out.

Before you do any cutting, you should check that the width of matting you propose to cut off is close to inches and the length is close to inches.

Matting measurements

7.1.6 Length of the New Matting

7.1.8 Step 6: How Much Matting is Left?