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.

The unabridged, photographic tale & life of New Englanders Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers.

The unabridged, photographic tale & life of New Englanders Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers.

Fabric Covered Picture Frame

Fabric Covered Picture Frame

Fabric Covered Picture Frame by Making Home Base. Would be super cute/much easier with washi!

easy re-covering of photo mats (use wrapping paper= Casen, Cork = living room and fabric=Brae)

easy re-covering of photo mats (use wrapping paper= Casen, Cork = living room and fabric=Brae)

Denim sewing machine cover (picture only). Pattern: http://blogs.masterclassy.ru/kak-sshit-chehol-dlya-shveynoy-mashinki.html

Denim sewing machine cover (picture only). Pattern: http://blogs.masterclassy.ru/kak-sshit-chehol-dlya-shveynoy-mashinki.html

Picture of KT9006, Bead Kit Ornament Cover With Czech Flowers - lots of ornament cover design kits (various prices)

Picture of KT9006, Bead Kit Ornament Cover With Czech Flowers - lots of ornament cover design kits (various prices)

I like how they didn't only include pictures, but they had someone taking the pictures to show how important it is to capture every moment and how it's done.

I like how they didn't only include pictures, but they had someone taking the pictures to show how important it is to capture every moment and how it's done.

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