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.

fabric covered cereal boxes for picture mats... these would be lovely in liberty prints

fabric covered cereal boxes for picture mats... these would be lovely in liberty prints

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

You guys, a funny thing happened yesterday. I was looking at news coverage of the Sessions confirmation hearing the previous night and saw the phrase used by Mitch McConnell to strike down Elizabeth…

You guys, a funny thing happened yesterday. I was looking at news coverage of the Sessions confirmation hearing the previous night and saw the phrase used by Mitch McConnell to strike down Elizabeth…

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)

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