Framing is such a fickle craft. I got lucky over the weekend and had a wonderful framing spree. Everything worked out and there was no swearing at all. Bye, Big Head Falling Down.
ahh. These wonderful clothespin people that I received for my birthday made by The Small Object have been hidden away since I got them. Sadie wanted to take their clothes off. (and why not?) There was a bit of discussion over at Sarah's blog about how to display these gems (of course, Sarah has a clever solution) but because little hands roam around this house, they are now tucked away safely in a shadow-box frame. I'm a mama that allows a ton of hands-on play, but I have to draw the line when it comes to my art objects. I'm pleased as punch at how this all turned out!
so, I wired them, under their clothes, to the museum board (and one of them seemed to be wearing underwear made out of a pipe cleaner! Hmm, such a pleasing and amusing discovery!) and then added these nifty plastic clips that make frames into shadow boxes. I use really shallow ones to frame my quilts, but these are much deeper, about 3/4" deep.
Then I fit it all into the frame, and because the wind was blowing right, everything worked perfectly! I added the names, "Mr. DJ" and "Green Couture" on manila colored paper. (Hard to see here, but super cool looking, in a typewriter style font.) So happy! This frame is 6" x 6", a very fun size to play with and I got it here. I got the plastic framing strips here. FYI: The plastic strips are only sold in wholesale amounts if you buy direct. Also-Sarah just put a group of new peeps in her shop, buy them now because they are gonna fly fast!! You'll know what I mean when you see them.