This gift wasn't planned out- and the sister that it was intended for is a world class procrastinator so I know she'd understand. I am horrible about saving and framing pictures, but enjoy receiving them from people who went ahead and did the work for me. I thought I would reciprocate this year by properly framing a picture for my sister's new house. Well- by the time I got around to it- it was way too late to be done by Christmas. It was one of those old fashioned photo booth both pictures from a sisters day out downtown a couple of years back. The size wasn't standard, so I couldn't find a ready made frame for it. But I figured I could do something to finish it anyhow, so I brought it to the studio to play with it. Here was my alternative framing solution.
I found and cut a board a little larger than the photo, and then gessoed it, and attached hanger on the back.
Knowing her bedroom color was blue, i foraged for blue in my papers and found handmade appears form grad school, old jeans- and a map of Dingle Bay in Ireland (my sister is a geography whiz, map lover, and world traveler, so i knew she would appreciate.) So- threw that in there.
I played around with various stacks of arrangements and liked this one.
I taped it down with painters tape to keep it in place
then sewed the layers together.
I glued it to the front, gave it a protective spray on the top- and wrapped it as soon as it was dry!