Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Post # 2~ Project #2~ Framed

I picked up an old book years ago that had gorgeous botanical art plates of mushrooms . My intent was to mat and frame them for my home but they were put on the back burner (my back burner has so much on it I should rename it the back bonfire). Matter of fact~ I put them off so long the frames went MIA from my friends vehicle that we drove the day we shopped~ I had to purchase 4 additional frames a year later. My original plan was to Gesso and cream paint the frames but I later went with my gut instinct and left the frames their dark color.
I pulled them out last night and after a 20 min. search for the book I was finally able to get started .  I had some uncut matting in a cream color but decided against it after coming across some vintage sage ribbon. Using card stock ~ rippled scissors ~ glue sticks &  the sage ribbon it didn't take me long to make my vision a reality. These turned out with a tailored and sophisticated look I really like. Now I need to find space to hang them otherwise these may be up for sale.

6 comments:

bluemuf said...

Your prints turned out great, I love the look you achived. I'm so enjoying watching your journey

Karen

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my, they turned out fantastic!

I've got the same back bonfire as you do!!!!!


Go figure!!!
hahaha...... LOve the new blog!

Liz said...

This is so exciting! It looks like something from Anthropologie.

Marilyn said...

love the semi-sinister look of those mushrooms!

Nancy said...

Very pretty Darly...2 down...a bazillion to go!!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

1,000 faerie wishes said...

i love these! they remind me of my sister..
xoxo nita