Matting board

by Agnes
(Brisbane, QLD)

I went to a picture framer and asked if they wanted to get rid of their off cut bits.

I needed a car and this was loaded, by them, with all the "off cuts" of their framing bits.

I now have at least 2 meters high of bits, some of them are large enough to frame my own pictures, some I cut to inchies.

I made a card game for my grand children, 10x10cm squares in all the colours I was given, and I have played a memory game with my 2 year old grandson many a time.

The cards are firm enough and he recognises all the colours. He now sees the decorations and re-calls the animals, flowers, names and numbers I stuck on, some with foam and some with stickers. I used anything I had.

My "stash" is going down.

I have given away many pieces, to other crafters, for booklets, as outer covers and had a lot of fun at no cost.

Christina says...

What a lovely way to re-cycle old material that would otherwise have been thrown away. It is a real educational piece and one I am sure many children would learn at lot from.

"Inchies" in the card arena are small squares of card ....obviously one inch in size, hence the title ...that can be added to the front of a card for a unique look.

Or as Agnes has done, make the suqares bigger, and make them into this Memory game for children.

(Agnes perhaps you would like to photgraph some of your creations and send them in for us all to see what it is you have made.)

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Apr 11, 2011
Matting Board
by: rosie

Well done on the recycling, and great fun for the children.

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