We came across this simple framing project on Roseland Greene, one of our favorite blogs, and asked Cassie for a quick tutorial. Here are her instructions:
"Nearly 10 years ago, I visited a beautiful bookstore near Amherst, MA (the Montague Bookmill) and bought an art book. I was so charmed by the woodcut-style logo on the paper bag that I saved it for all these years. I was sorting through stuff recently and almost threw the bag out, but decided to frame it instead. This is truly just a cheap paper bag—and wrinkled—and I wasn't going to spend any money on the frame job. So, using an X-Acto knife, I cut a mat out of some heavy black construction paper and assembled the piece in a ready-made frame. No one would mistake this for a professionally framed piece, but it blends in surprisingly well with my art collection. For now it's a nice souvenir of a long ago summer trip to Massachusetts, but I know I can switch it out again without any guilt."
Above: Cassie's art wall in her NYC apartment.
Above: Alvin Self-Healing Green Cutting Mat; prices start at $17.79 for an 18-by-24-inch size (a wide range of sizes is available) at Amazon.
Above: Roselle Vibrant Construction Paper is 12 by 18 inches and is $3.99 for a pack of 50 sheets at Amazon. If you need to make a larger mat, consider a 36-Inch Wide Construction Paper Roll in black; $21.52 for a 50-foot-long roll at Amazon.
Above: The Ribba Frame at Ikea is $19.99 and measures 20.75 by 28.5 inches.