Saturday, November 10, 2012


Pictured are 3  8 by 10 inches watercolor paper hand painted shabby chic mats
for use with 5 by 7 inches art or photography
Available in my etsy store.
These are $10 for 3 plus S&H
I have got a lot of these Shabby Chic hand painted watercolor paper mats that I made during my years at the Antiques Shop. I  began painting these because I never could quite find colors I wanted to match my paintings. So when someone gave me old watercolor paper from an abandoned house I made these mats.

They are all hand painted and embellished with acrylic paints. They were hand cut and not precise like a store bought mat.

One woman who saw my paintings in these said. " These are absolutely wonderful with these old barns. And country farm animal paintings fit perfectly. I love that they are not quite perfect, but like you would see in nature."
Here is an example of one of these hand painted
mats used with a painting and framed. This item, the
framed and matted painting is also available on etsy.

Not all of them are bright colors. Most of them are darker colors  of brown, green or slate blue with embellishments that make them look like faux wood, marble or  just about any wild thing I could think of that would enhance my small formate individual art.

I will be adding more to the collection in my main etsy shop in the coming days before Thanksgiving.
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