I recently received a set of beautiful botanical drawings from my friend Eileen Behnke, a stylist and artist, and was determined to find a way to frame them that did them justice. I decided they would be the perfect candidates for one of my favorite framing tricks: fabric-covered mats! Creating these custom mats is a great way to unify a series (or disparate artworks, for that matter) and really frees you up to play with color.

Artful Update: Fabric-Covered Picture Mats

I recently received a set of beautiful botanical drawings from my friend Eileen Behnke, a stylist and artist, and was determined to find a way to frame them that did them justice. I decided they would be the perfect candidates for one of my favorite framing tricks: fabric-covered mats! Creating these custom mats is a great way to unify a series (or disparate artworks, for that matter) and really frees you up to play with color.

Using gold colored card stock behind photos and under the matting for a little extra pop.

Using gold colored card stock behind photos and under the matting for a little extra pop.

Recessed entry mat - really like this idea for inside front door - anything left on the porch will probably be stolen

Recessed entry mat - really like this idea for inside front door - anything left on the porch will probably be stolen

Frame, map as a mat – perfect for your travel and adventure gallery (honeymoon or even where you met, too)

Frame, map as a mat – perfect for your travel and adventure gallery (honeymoon or even where you met, too)

Fabric mounts for photos - I've done this to mount some of my photos - here is a great tutorial to show you how

Fabric mounts for photos - I've done this to mount some of my photos - here is a great tutorial to show you how

Happy Monday, y’all! I’m going to take a little breather this week, and share my blog with some talented guest posters. First up is Jessica. Hello Shabby Chic Cottage readers! I’m Jessica from Decor Adventures, a professional by day and project addict by night, decorating my new 111 year old house. Today I want to share …

How to make your own photo mats

Happy Monday, y’all! I’m going to take a little breather this week, and share my blog with some talented guest posters. First up is Jessica. Hello Shabby Chic Cottage readers! I’m Jessica from Decor Adventures, a professional by day and project addict by night, decorating my new 111 year old house. Today I want to share …

De perfecte housewarming cadeau, huwelijkscadeau, verjaardagsgift, overeenkomstengift, interlokale memento, of gewoon voor gepersonaliseerde decor in uw eigen huis. Deze mooie kaart kunst kan worden gemaakt om te voorzien van elke locatie wereldwijd. We hebben een enorme bron van kaarten te gebruiken, dus zelfs kleine steden zijn geen probleem allermeest naar de tijd. _______________________________________________________________ LEVERTIJD: 5-7 werkdagen (spoedorder beschikbaar-contact me…

De perfecte housewarming cadeau, huwelijkscadeau, verjaardagsgift, overeenkomstengift, interlokale memento, of gewoon voor gepersonaliseerde decor in uw eigen huis. Deze mooie kaart kunst kan worden gemaakt om te voorzien van elke locatie wereldwijd. We hebben een enorme bron van kaarten te gebruiken, dus zelfs kleine steden zijn geen probleem allermeest naar de tijd. _______________________________________________________________ LEVERTIJD: 5-7 werkdagen (spoedorder beschikbaar-contact me…

Chic bedroom with black and white photos in gallery frames over black linen headboard accented with platinum gray pillows and diamond pattern lumbar pillow flanked by tapered antique mercury lamps on traditional nightstands.

Chic bedroom with black and white photos in gallery frames over black linen headboard accented with platinum gray pillows and diamond pattern lumbar pillow flanked by tapered antique mercury lamps on traditional nightstands.

Free Knitting Patterns for Farmyard Favorites - Designed by Amanda Berry, this set includes patterns for the pictured animals, farmer, barn, tractor, and mat. Kit is also available.

Free Knitting Patterns for Farmyard Favorites - Designed by Amanda Berry, this set includes patterns for the pictured animals, farmer, barn, tractor, and mat. Kit is also available.

Mini pebble art picture comes matted and ready for you to frame in your own way.  These small matted pictures ship easily, quickly and inexpensively around the world.  See my listing for 5 by 5 frame and add it to your cart if youd like me to frame it for you.  https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/484704130/5-by-5-inch-mini-pic-frame-made-to-fit https://www.etsy.com   Note that framing will increase the shipping costs as it can no longer be shipped in an envelope.

5 by 5 Mini unframed pebble art picture by sharon nowlan, matted sea glass and pebble art

Mini pebble art picture comes matted and ready for you to frame in your own way. These small matted pictures ship easily, quickly and inexpensively around the world. See my listing for 5 by 5 frame and add it to your cart if youd like me to frame it for you. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/484704130/5-by-5-inch-mini-pic-frame-made-to-fit https://www.etsy.com Note that framing will increase the shipping costs as it can no longer be shipped in an envelope.

Button Heart ~ matted and framed ~ Great wedding, baby shower, anniversary gifts. Simple!

Personalised Button Heart Wedding Picture

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