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Autumn is Coming

Autumn is Coming

Last fall our challenge was Autumn.  I created my autumn piece which is just shy of 16″ x 20″ (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm) with organic edges.  I’ve played with different framing options on an off and finally decided it was time to take it seriously.

Here is the original.

autumn org

I tried different colored mats.

black mat orange mat

 

 

 

 

 

Then I bought a shadow box, but unbeknownst to me the glass didn’t come out.  Its not a very good picture because I was trying to take the picture without the frame falling and the picture falling out.  I intended to return it so I didn’t want to fiddle with it too much.

shadow box

I found another frame that supposedly had a 16 x20″ inset for a canvas.  However, when I put the canvas with picture on it there was a gap all around.  I decided to cover it with prefelt and attach the picture.   There was still a gap. This would probably be perfect for a thick felt piece wrapped around the canvas.

recessed frame

When Michaels had a sale on canvas and frames, I looked again and found this burlap canvas. (On a black table)

burlap

But when I put it on a dark bronze wall it made a big difference.

on green wall I haven’t mounted it yet since after jiggling it around  and trying to stretch out a little I have to make a few repairs.  I’m amazed at how my felting has improved this past year. I can even make straight edges if I want.  If I decide to start selling or gifting my artwork, I may have them professionally mounted and framed.

Which one do you like?

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