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Fabric Framing Option

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

Yesterday I painted on charming stock of small, deckle-edged paper. Today I needed to think of a presentation for these pint-size florals. Traditionally, we frame a lot of my watercolors with a neutral mat and a gorgeous frame. But these petite pieces with their delicate edge needed more.

There was no time to ponder, I was due to pick up my eighty-eight-year-old Mom from the senior center.

Right off the bat, instead of a greeting, she reminded me, “You promised to stop for hem facing to fix my new pants.”

So, on this frigid February day, I headed the car to the fabric store. As I tugged the heavy metal door, a whoosh of warm air sucked us inside. Instantly we were surrounded by row after row of colorful prints. Stripes, polka dots, zig-zag … oh my! Suddenly, I thought of the mini paintings. Who needed neutral mats?
 
Inspiration can hit you at the most unusual time or place. Look around … I hope inspiration will catch your eye, too!
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