Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Sarah!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hi Sarah here with a 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


11 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Sarah!”

Sandra said...

wow it looks great and a good way to use those bits and pieces.

Jaz Loh said...

oh love this idea!

Wendy said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

SandeeNC said...

LOOOOOOOOOve your LO, that layered matting is sublime against all those distressed papers! Fabulous job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE this idea...will definitely be using it! TFS:):) The finished LO is superb, too - gorgeous colours!!!!!!!!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this idea, so effective and a great way to use up scraps! So sad that you are moving on, I love your work! But congrats for all the new ventures!!

Sarah said...

Thanks so much everyone your lovely words made my week!!!

Tamra Young-Pope said...

Great idea...and AWESOME layout...thanks for all the yummy inspiration!!

Jean said...

Wow - this is amazing! I will have to try this!

Truly Lori said...

Sarah, you have such a natural talent for layering! I love your style and really appreciate your tutorial. Thanks so much and good luck with your future ventures!

Joni Parker said... make it look and sound so easy?!!!! I"m soooooo going home and trying this tonight!!