Safe matting for paper objects and textiles involves the use of acid-free, lignin-free mat board, cardboard, fabric, paper, and other materials. Adhesives should never be applied to the object itself, except in the case where wheat starch paste is used to adhere Japanese tissue hinges to paper objects. (See below.) Liquid adhesive and self-adhesive tape should not be applied to textiles, metals, or any other object materials.Textiles should never be stapled to backboards. This segment of Saving Nebraska’s Treasures covers the process of hinging and matting a work of art.