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.
17 Creative Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes - Bob Vila Fabric Picture Mats Why use a plain-Jane picture mat from the craft store, when you can customize one with fabric? Thin cardboard, like that from a cereal box or notepad backing is perfect for this. Just cut it to the appropriate size and use spray adhesive and Mod Podge to add your fabric. It will frame your photos beautifully.