First I took white photo safe card stock and created a base that would fit inside the picture frame. Then I lightly sketched a guide to show the portion of the mat that would show in the frame once the picture was placed in the center.
Then I selected the paper I wanted to use. For mine I chose the scrap paper left from the previous project that I am planning to hang with the pictures.
Then using Modge Podge and torn, cut, and ripped pieces of paper I began creating the mat. I basically used the same method I used on the letter E I made for Elaine's room. Here is the mat after a few pieces of paper have been put in place.
Here are the finished mats before being placed in the frames.
Here the mats are in frames with pictures, along with my version of the family rules project. Hopefully I can get these on the wall today too.