‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” has been on my mind. Pestering me and keeping me awake nights ~ how was I going to finish it? Some of you gave me really good ideas! Myra’s suggestion of a tray-type finish started the wheels turning. Finally, today inspiration struck!
You may be thinking that framing ‘Twas the Night… is not only an obvious idea, but it’s a stale one to boot. But, this is an exciting frame…
This is an antique frame, gold leafed and with a rich, time-worn patina.
This frame has just been waiting in the wings for its turn at stardom. Ellis, the producer and director, has the final say…
…and gives two thumbs up. I love all the crackling and other signs of age, not to mention all the beautiful detailing!
One of the things that attracted me to this frame for ‘Twas the Night, is that it’s opening is much larger than the embroidery. What a host of possibilities this creates! I could use a piece of foam core covered in fabric on which to mount the embroidery, or a painted and distressed board as backing, but what I really want to use is nothing at all except a wire or piece of twine. I want to figure out a way to suspend ‘Twas the Night… in the middle of the opening, in a way in which the embroidery could be removed and used as a mat, if desired. This will involve some sort of clips or a sleeve or something, in addition to all my brain cells firing at once!
Now, on to the giveaway!
If you’d like to win this giveaway pear, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me if you like my idea for finishing ‘Twas the Night…, or if you don’t like my idea! My random generator will choose a winner this coming Saturday, February 9, in the afternoon sometime and I’ll post the winner Saturday evening!
In the meantime, think happy thoughts and thank you for being with me!