I am a sucker for a good marbled pattern. There’s something about knowing that that swirl of paint or ink is totally unique and can never be totally recreated again that makes it feel so special. It’s the snowflake of the art world. Marbled paper has so many uses—you can use it for cards, paper projects, and even decoupage it onto surfaces to create a new look. I love how it looks on this entryway table makeover that I just did, and I thought that a black and gold marbled paper that I had was just so pretty that I wanted it to be a feature all by itself. I love the look of this adorable pink wall art, so I thought a round mat would suit the framed marbled paper perfectly as well.
I bought a large piece of mat board, cut it down to fit a 24×24″ frame, and used the top of a planter stand to trace a large circle. Once I cut out the circle with my X-Acto knife, I was ready to frame the marbled paper.
I moved my cut out circle mat around on my paper until I found the best area of the marbling that I wanted to frame. I then trimmed the paper about 2″ out from that circle and taped it in place to the back of the mat. Once I popped the mat into the frame, I was all set!
Marbled paper is such a beautiful art form that it only seems right to give it a prominent feature in a matted frame. I love the gold, grey, and black swirls of this particular paper, but of course there are so many beautiful colors and patterns out there to choose from. If you need an easy, but beautiful, piece of art for your wall, I think this could also be the perfect solution for you. xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.