For the 4th Quarter Challenge I did a dimensional panda picture in monochrome.
I hung it on the wall in my bedroom which is also a shade of gray.
Lyn suggested on the forum that I frame it. I really liked the picture she posted. It really popped. The mat was very narrow. I had a frame that fit it perfectly, but needed the right sized mat which unfortunately wasn’t a standard size. I’d have to have a custom mat made.
Instead of paying for a custom frame and mat, I decided to try a standard size 16 x 20″ frame and a mat that was larger than the picture Lyn had posted. Fortunately, the picture was just a little larger than the opening in the mat.
Here is the result.
There may be too much white. What do you think? Should I invest in the smaller mat and frame? Or does the standard size work ok?
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.
I tried different colored mats.
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.
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.
When Michaels had a sale on canvas and frames, I looked again and found this burlap canvas. (On a black table)
But when I put it on a dark bronze wall it made a big difference.
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.