I've very excited to share a new customer project with you this week. You may remember Yvonne as the person who won that cross stitch cat that drove me insane. Yvonne is also a great customer and shared this project with me recently.
A gradient fabric as picture matting! How cool is that? She had the frame so she did not spend one dime on this great project. Here's how she did it:
"I had the frame.....36"by 11.5". My first thought was to have a mat made but since I'm trying to limit my spending, I thought I could do something. I had some old 11 by 14" oval mats. I measured and cut those to fit.....they were short on the long sides by about 1/4" so I cut s strip of timtex. It was the perfect addition. Next I layered the fabric over the mats and spot gluesticked. I cut the oval out leaving a good margin. I clipped the edge and then glued it to the back. I center the photos and taped them. Once it was together the birds seemed a bit lost in the fabric. I thought a black outline would be good. I had some big red rickrack but no black. I decided to try painting it black. It came out a sort of dark rusty color but was a good contrast. I took tucked it in behind the mat and use lapel stick to spot stick it. "
How clever is that?
I can't tell you how exciting it is to see my fabrics used in so many ways. Just this week I have an order for some custom gradient fabric that will be used as the background for a 6' long aquarium. I hope I get to see a photo of that one done too.
Please consider sharing your completed project in the Customer Flickr Gallery. Every month, in the newsletter, I draw a winner from the entries that month. The winner received a personal 25% off coupon code that is good for 3 months. The only way to ever get 25% off is with this gallery discount. The next newsletter drawing is February 4th.
Yvonne, thanks for sharing your great project!