Transcribed audio from 'How To Frame A Picture: Taping The Back'
For taping off the back of the frame Sarah from Framing Online is going to have scissors, tape, stanley knife and her frame ready to go. If you have your own frame there just lay it gently face-down. Take your new roll of tape, pull it across the back of your framed image. Take the left-hand side of that and apply firm pressure and pull it across, down to the right and use your stanley knife to cut it to the edge. Gently cut in on either side of your frame onto the tape and then use your fingers to firmly apply pressure firstly just on the inside of the rebate and then against the base once you've pulled your tape in. And then use your thumb to exert firm pressure to make sure your tape attaches and bonds well. Turn your frame around. Apply your tape again. Trim just slightly inside from the edges, take your stanley knife and cut it in neatly to the corners of the frame. Push your finger in, bring your tape down and apply firm pressure on the inside edge of the frame, then firmly apply the rest of the tape. If you don't have a stanley knife take a pair of ordinary kitchen scissors, put your tape on evenly at one end, pull it across to the other end of your frame, just trim it with the scissors on the inside edge just inside the frame width and use the scissors just to cut on the inside where it sits against the frame edge. Trim it on the inside edge so that you can firmly apply your tape against the inside edge of your frame and then against the flexi-tab. That looks great.
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