Okay, so you’ve been waiting and sharing your thoughts on the final piece. Here is a shot of the mat in process.
I worked from the corners toward the center, building a basket weave pattern from the outer corner to the inside corner of each end side. The challenge in using this pattern is that as I move toward the center it gets harder and harder to find the right scrap to fill in a spot or transition.
I actually work all fours sides of the piece at the same time, moving the mat to coordinate the papers at each edge into a similar pattern on each side. It’s like creating a giant puzzle without knowing what the final picture should look like.
Have no fear, I am not alone in this madness. While I create our cat Jezzy is right at my side making sure I follow her instructions. Her nickname around here is “management” as she has an opinion and will be glad to tell you what to do, but she doesn’t actually produce anything! Note the look of utter disgust on her face as she stares at me while I work…and rests on my papers all along the process.
Here is a picture of one of the corners up close. You can see the details of the basket weave pattern and how it branches out from the outer corner to the inner corner. The frame has been added so you can experience the final effect.
Here is what you were waiting for, below is the final mat. I have put the frame over it so you could see what it will look like framed. Stay tuned for the shots of the final piece! I will share the details on that portion of the project in the near future.