Monday, February 18, 2013

Making a stacked mat - tutorial

Today it is my turn to post a tutorial at the frosted designs blog. here it is :)))

My quick and easy tutorial to show you how to make a stacked mat for your photo and use up lots of those little bits and pieces that are too cute to throw but too small to be really useful!
first gather together lots of small bits of patterned paper, tags, border strips etc that look good together. The size and shape doesnt really matter - anything goes!

Assemble your collection into a pile of an appropriate size to mat your photo with lots of different patterns, shapes and textures peeping out between layers. Ink and distress the edges of the papers if desired.
When you are happy with your pile staple it all together - use as many staples as you need because they will be hidden under your photo and won't show on your finished page.
Top your pile with your photo. Add more stickers, rub-ons, tags etc to complete the look you desire.
Adhere to your LO and voila - and effective mat that looks as though you spent ages preparing it :)))

Hope you are inspired to give this a go.

Have a great day

:)Sarah G


MichelleZ said...

This is an AWESOME idea! I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing. I love it!

Lizzy Hill said...

Saw this over at FD....SOOO clever...great idea that's now been stored for Future Use...thank you:):):)

Lizzyc said...

This is such a great tip.. and looks wonderful.. thanks for sharing!

Juchok said...

all great, easy! Page is gorgeous!

Pam Pritzl said...

great tutorial! I'm famous for never throwing any bits of paper out... EVER! Love your end result page as well ...

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