As things have got a bit tight with my work lately, John helped out on Saturday, cutting my mount card and paper overlays, while I caught up on my admin (what a star).
It's very tedious and easy to muck up. Card sheets must be measured and cut for each piece of artwork, about 15mm bigger than the drawing all round (too big and the final package is larger than necessary, and we don't want to tempt Fate's parcel-bending fingers).
Then paper sheets are cut just slightly smaller: overlays for each mount, to protect the pastel surface.
In my previous studio, cutting mounts involved balancing acts with the cutting board, and pixie-style tip-toeing over various piles of card and paper laid out all over the floor and teetering on every surface. Thank goodness it's easier now, as I think John's pixie days are behind him...