Sunday, January 17, 2016

All It Needed Was a Little Space to Breathe

Okay, it's not the greatest picture. I had to use my flash since it is pouring rain this morning and the light is dim. But I am much happier with giving the map more room to breathe.

I had the frame kicking around for the last fifteen years. An ex made me eight of them for a show when he was in woodworking school. Six sold, one is still with me, and the glass broke in this one in a move. But I think it works perfectly! It protects the art but because there's no glass one can still see all the detail clearly.

And if any of you were wondering how I laced up the back, here's a picture.
Yes, it took a couple of hours to do, and I had to remove it all and do it again for the bigger frame. But it's worth it for the nice smooth, archival finish it gives to the work.


5 comments:

  1. wow, what a difference some space makes. Beautiful Heather!

    I have been lacing linen fabric around the matboard from old frames and then using these new linen mats as backgrounds for new embroideries - and the old frame fits - and I do not use the glass.

    Congratulations on your work.

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  2. You are right, it does look better framed. The extra 'blank' fabric around it helps too.

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  3. That is perfect!

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  4. It is beautiful. Especially with no glass.

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