Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest posted a DIY mat tutorial on her blog recently and I thought it was too cute to pass up sharing. I am a big fan on white frames with white mats, but it was nice to see this tutorial spice up that combination a bit.
It’s very simple and the only advice I would add to her step by step DIY, is to try and keep all of your materials acid free. I know I talk about acid free materials all the time, but really it’s the difference between your hard work lasting 1 year versus 10.
Find acid free decorative paper at almost any craft or art store and acid free PVA glue will last a long time without yellowing. And if you can afford it, use UV protective glass as well.