|Applying steel tape to the board|
The first step was to make a board slightly smaller than the mat from zero-formaldehyde MDF. To provide a metallic surface under the mat for the magnets to stick to, we used strips of steel tape, which were riveted to the board to make sure they stayed in place for the duration of the display.
The magnets were covered with synthetic tissue, which had been painted with acrylics to tone into the mat. Once in place, they are almost invisible.
|Mat mounted on the wall of case mock-up|