A local photographer recently brought in a basketball jersey to be framed for a very special client of hers. We thought it would be fun to share the process with you.
Pictured here is the completed jersey. Since the jersey has some space between it and the glass (about 1/4″) we used clear glass. Reflection control would have made things look a little too soft. The overall dimensions are 34 x 45. We used a stacked moulding design with G10118 on the outside and 8411 on the inside.
From this angle the raised matting is easily displayed. The top mat was custom designed to mimic the shape of the jersey with approximately 1″ of spacing and is made from our Black Night white core mat. There are two layers of 3/16″ black foam between the mat layers. The bottom mat is a flat black to coordinate with the jersey.
In this image we are mounting the jersey to the bottom mat. The mat is adhered to a foam backer to ensure the project will not sag or bow over time. For lightweight projects fabric adhesive is acceptable but for this jersey we are using a physical process similar to stitching it in place.