Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is a Frame Necessary?

The oh-so-very-smart Donna at Funky Junk Interiors featured one of my paintings she has in her home.  It was part of her post on Color.....









Her creative "framing" idea got me thinking....


hmmmm.....


How could I "frame" some of my other art?


I remembered my cloche/candle glass that has been hidden for a while.....








I just popped a little Carolina Wren watercolor that won't sell on Etsy behind the sticks and acorns.   He is right at home!









And then I recalled framing several pages from an old Madeline book the girls had when they were young.....








Just laid it flat on a piece of uncut mat and framed it easy-as-pie.  I guess that is not really an unusual frame - just a different sort of art - like the Sunday School posters I framed here.

With my canvas boards, I typically just place the unframed canvas boards on an easel....








or prop them up on a ledge ....








The paintings don't seem to mind not having a 'real' frame! 

Donna has my wheels are turning - hopefully some of my other art will find a creative frame, soon!

Have a great day!

Oooh - and don't forget about the painting giveaway - (click on the painting).....


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9 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

Dear Trish;
Great minds think alike I guess, lol. Recently I have also been looking for different ways to frame my art and old photos and I have an old wooden Pepsi delivery box I was thinking of using!
I have never been a huge fan of the frameless canvas, I think they look unfinished (just my opinion)maybe because I love frames. Thanks for showing that great photo of what it might look like if I go with that idea!
Tina xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I saw how Donna did that with your picture...she is one clever chick.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Hey Trish!

How cool to see 'my artwork' over here! :)

It isn't hard to make your work look wonderful. I smile everytime I walk into that room. It's the only piece of real art I own!

Donna

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

so creative! your paintings speak no matter where or how they are displayed! :)

Low Tide High Style said...

I love what Donna did with your painting! And the way you have chosen to frame or "not" frame some of your other work is perfect too!

Kat :)

janet said...

I love unframed art and very rarely frame any of mine. I love the rustic look of it.

Janet xox

The Pennington Point said...

I wondered if that was one of yours when I saw it on her blog. How great! I agree, no frame is lovely. That little bird you have is darling! I will have one of your pictures one day. Maybe if I click my heels together three times.... Lisa~

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

No frame needed for them, they are perfect just the way they are.

Privet and Holly said...

Trish, you are SO
darn talented....
I've got my fingers
crossed that I might
win June's giveaway....
But I am also putting
your Etsy site on my
Christmas wish list.
My family is all making
theirs up, now...we
like to get started
EARLY. Have a lovely
day!
xx Suzanne

 
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