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.

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picture frame matting ideas | Creative DIY Custom Mat Ideas | | Sunlit Spaces

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look - a gallery wall can have pictures of you in it. doesn't have to be abstract arty stuff. maybe this is the route we need to take.

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You can do a lot with just 5 frames. And, thanks to our templates (and instant matting), you can go from unopened boxes to everything hanging on the wall in about 10 minutes. Maybe even faster... Check out the demo on changeofart.com

You can do a lot with just 5 frames. And, thanks to our templates (and instant matting), you can go from unopened boxes to everything hanging on the wall in about 10 minutes. Maybe even faster... Check out the demo on changeofart.com

Online $49.96 Pinnacle Gallery Perfect 7-Piece Frame Kit. Walnut color. Four 6" x 8" frames matted to 4" x 6"  Two 8" x 10" frames matted to 5" x 7"  One 12" x 16" frame with 8" x 12" or 8" x 10" mat options. Place over Bed

Nielsen Bainbridge Gallery 7 Piece Perfect Wall Picture Frame Set

Online $49.96 Pinnacle Gallery Perfect 7-Piece Frame Kit. Walnut color. Four 6" x 8" frames matted to 4" x 6" Two 8" x 10" frames matted to 5" x 7" One 12" x 16" frame with 8" x 12" or 8" x 10" mat options. Place over Bed

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How To: Cut a Mat for Framing Artwork

Stick to a basic color scheme Mix art and photograph Through in an unframaded art object (number, &, @) add mats to some pictures space pictures evenly start with a large in the middle and work your way out with smaller variety of sizes

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Stick to a basic color scheme Mix art and photograph Through in an unframaded art object (number, &, @) add mats to some pictures space pictures evenly start with a large in the middle and work your way out with smaller variety of sizes

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