It’s no secret I’m an art lover. I have filled nearly every wall in my apartment with prints, paintings and collages. A nice curated mix of pieces I have acquired on my travels or made myself. One of my favorites is a silhouette of the Queen of England (free download here!). For this artwork, I decided to skip the traditional white matting – opting for a fun, graphic print.
This project is really easy, requiring the following materials:
- Frame and mat (optional)
- Wrapping or scrapbook paper
- Adhesive (I used scrapbooking tape)
Depending on your artwork, you can either wrap the mat that comes with the store-bought frame (like this tutorial here) or you could do what I did, and remove the mat altogether and place the artwork directly on top of the wrapping paper background. Either way you do it, the result is a chic, customized piece of art. This treatment is especially great if you want to put your own spin on mass-produced artwork.
P.S. I will be attending the Alt Summit NYC event tomorrow, so make sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-the-minute posts! Fingers crossed I will meet Martha!