Thursday, January 29, 2015

Why didn't I think of this sooner?

As I was framing all of the most recent paintings, I thought of using some of my gelli print papers to mount the Funky Five Minute tree on and this is how it looks. I wish I'd thought of it sooner but my mind was occupied with the painting and not too much else.  I mounted the approximately 4" X 3" painting on two different papers with double sided tape and didn't use a separate mat at all. I really like the look! I also recycled a frame that had a badly dinged up corner--refurbished, sort of, by dinging up the WHOLE frame! I also remember Monte Guyne's advice--when you have a problem area in a painting, try to analyze what's wrong with it and either "wipe it out" (remove it) or add more of what ever it is--repeat it until it becomes a pattern instead of an eyesore. I applied that advice to this frame--I didn't want to refinish it and I couldn't hide the ding, so I used the sanding block and smoothed out the ding and removed the finish from the edges all around. I like that, too!


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