I bought the frame and the mat at Michael’s Craft Store for approximately $8 total.
I was surprised to find out that the mat was two different layers. I ended up using both layers of mat, but I could have saved one for another project and saved some cash.
I had a 5×7″ opening to work with. That is where my latitude and longitude art would go.
Press print and lay your document under the mat to identify how much paper you will need to trim.
Trace the excess paper.
I am absolutely love, love, loving this nautical ode to our new hometown! Every time I glance at it, I get that feeling of breezing along the coast of Connecticut on a gorgeous sailboat, and instantly, my love for all things nautical grows a little deeper.