I wanted to make some kind of art for my large wall and didnt have much money. I had some extra frames from pictures my son didn't want hanging any more. So I had three pictures of my kids blown up to be like 11 by 18 in black and white. Then I purchased poaster board in a burnt red color and cut them out for the pictures. I should have just placed the picture on the poster board and framed it but I thought that I had to cut it out for some reason. It was because I was thinking of it as a large scale mat. Any way the mats did not turn out perfect but I like how they turned out overall and they fit well on my large blank wall.