Thursday, December 8, 2011
3 x 5 matted fabric landscapes
A few days before my open house I ordered a few mats for my 4 x 6 landscape miniatures. I wanted a 5 x 7 mat with a 4 x 6" opening. When they arrived I realized that I had ordered the wrong size and my mat openings were 3 x 5". So....when life hands you lemons.......I quickly made up a few 3 x 5 minis - a size I hadn't worked with before. I loved the results - especially with these white/black double mats. I framed a few and offered a choice of matted and framed or unframed. They turned out to be pretty popular at the open house. Of course these are all fused to a backing and left unstitched. But they look quite striking. With the 3 x 5s you get more mat surrounding them than having a 5 x 7 mat on a 4 x 6 piece. I plan to make more but here are some results of my little 'mistake'.
I also am itching to share something with visitors to my blog but I need to wait for a few weeks. It was probably more exciting for me than for anyone else........