I purchased a photo frame at my local craft store. It came with a boring, white photo mat. I traced the old mat onto one of the Heidi Swapp color magic memory files to create a new pretty mat for my project. I used teal acrylic paint to get the beautiful blue color and pattern. It is super easy and I love that you can make the resist have as much contrast as you want by deciding how much ink or paint you wipe off. I actually wiped it off in the beginning and then decided I wanted less contrast, so I just painted over it again. I cut a small square of burlap and put it behind my bow ties. The bow ties come with adhesive on the back and it was strong enough to peel and stick the bows to the burlap.
There you have it, my first Heidi Swapp MT application project. More Heidi Swapp projects coming up next.