Tuesday, September 20, 2011

stamped fabric photo mat

finished frame v1
Out shopping the other day, I saw a line of frames with fabric photo mats. They were beautiful and interesting, and of course I ran home to see if I could make my own! :)

fabric to cover mat
I picked up a $5 frame at Michael’s that included a mat. Muslin fabric was cut larger than the mat. Then the corners of the fabric were cut in towards each corner of the mat, creating a mitered edge.

fabric to cover mat inside
Wrap the fabric around the mat, working one side at a time. Scor-Pal tape was used because its holds great and because the mat would be held inside the frame.

Cut an X on the inside of the mat, where the photo would be located. Cut almost all the way to each corner. Fold each triangular part in. You might have to apply a small drop of glue to each corner of the mat to get the tuck perfect.

fabric for photo mat complete
The fabric covered mat.

paint for fabric
Martha Stewart has an entire new line of paints and paint tools. You really must check it all out. Amazing colors and products! These are multi-surface paints. Perfect for all my paint needs. Quick drying too, at least on muslin.

The paints are all displayed in shades of colors. I chose two that I thought were father apart. So if you are looking for contrast, grab colors that aren’t sitting right next to each other. :)

stamps for mat
This Cling Jumbo stamp from Stampendous (Think of You) is beautiful! I knew it would be an excellent choice for this project. The paint was brushed onto the stamp surface with a foam brush. Stamp as usual. Repeat as desired.

finished frame CU
A close up look at the stamp on the fabric.

I am thinking Christmas presents…thanks for stopping by!


Supplies-Stamps-Stampendous! (Cling Jumbo Think of You), Paint-Martha Stewart, Frame-Michael’s, Fabric-Hancock Fabric


Christine said...

That is really great, I'm going to have a go for sure :)

Denise Marzec said...

Beautifully done, Kim!

Rox-Ann said...

Wow this is awesome and thanks for the great instructions! This will make a great gift.

Jennifer K said...

Very cool, Kimberly! I might have to try that. And you're right - those would be great Christmas gifts.

Carol E said...

Very nice I love the look, thanks for sharing.

Geny said...

Fantastic project Kim!!

NYCShopGirl15 said...

This is such a great project! Can't wait to try it out myself. I also put a link of it on my blog, which you can read here: http://patentleathershoes.blogspot.com/2011/09/tis-season.html

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for all of the pictures. I love the green paint on the muslin.

wendyp said...

This is beautiful!!!! What a great project!

NYCShopGirl15 said...

Kimberly! I made these and they turned out great... you can read about it here: http://patentleathershoes.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-frame-mating.html Thanks for the great idea and easy to follow steps.

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