Good morning and Happy Thursday! For those who watch- it’s the season premier of Scandal – so Gladiators get ready 🙂 wooohoooo!!! So I’m keeping this short and sweet.. I’m so satisfied with my $1.00 frame from The Big Grab last week and I wanted to share my art that I framed in it.
A few months ago I found this original watercolor painting on Chairish and purchased it. The artist painted it on hot press watercolor paper and I simply fell in love with the soft hues, gentle strokes and not to mention, the sheer beauty of the woman she painted. I have to admit, lately I’ve been eyeing watercolor art and I was very pleased when I found this piece. (Isn’t it amazing how our taste changes as we get older)…
On the reverse side of this particular painting are tile patterns inspired by the Azulejo ceramic tiles the artist fell in love with on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. So it’s like I got two paintings for the price of one.
I tested my art in the frame it was slightly smaller than the opening.. So it would need another matte. However, I wasn’t prepared to take it to get a matte. So I decided to spray the cardboard a glossy black to create the black matte. I used two small pieces of double-sided scotch tape to adhere the picture to the board (I didn’t want to use glue just in case I want to switch it around) and here’s how it looks framed..
I think it looks pretty good in this frame with the color contrast
The picture really pops on the black backdrop.
One thing for sure, it doesn’t look like a frame you’ll get at the Dollar Store for $1.00 and it finishes off this area quite nicely.
Don’t you just love when good bargain works out perfectly – Now I wish I would have gotten a couple more.. Oh well.. I blew it.. But glad this one didn’t get away.
Now you all enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening. See you back here in an few days!