Nov 15, 2010
Just popping in for a quick DIY photo matting alternative. I recently framed a bunch of etsy purchases for our upstairs bathroom. I bought precut matting for most of them, but there was one that required a creative solution. I could have gotten a mat custom cut, but decided to try something new. I purchased a cheap paper back book at Goodwill. I made sure it had a warm hugh to the pages to compliment the photo. I also made sure it was in pretty bad shape overall so I wouldn't feel too guilty tearing it up. I simply ripped strips of the pages and layered them over each other with Elmer's Spray Adhesive (one of my favs). I placed this lovely photo from The Light Fantastic smack dab in the middle and she was ready for her frame!