One of the largest papyrus paintings I have ever seen came into the workshop this week. It measures over 6 feet or 1.8 metres in length. This size of picture always creates some challenges for a picture framer as this is longer than most sheet materials, such as the glass or the mount board to display the papyrus on. However, with a suitable colour emulsion paint, any backing board large enough can be transformed into the desired effect. In this case the backing board was painted black to show off the papyrus to the best effect. Also the papyrus was mounted on top of the black board to make a feature of the unfinished edges of the papyrus.