Friday, March 17, 2006
Metal Tape Frame
I can't tell you how glad I am that it is Friday! Shew! What a week. I still have a full day ahead of me but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I want to show you this newest piece I did. It seems to go with the Creative Challenge regarding "frames" in my favorite yahoo group.
I was borrowing the idea from Karen Michel to use metal tape as a means to frame your picture. I used metal tape-had to get the guy at the hardware store to show me where it was after searching for a good 15 minutes! (By the way, hardware stores have some interesting things one could use in their art.) Anyway, I put the tape on, stamped it all over with a stamp with fancy writing-tiny. Then I used a stylus to put the swirls on the sides. That did not seem like enough so I embellished the frame with some eyelets (sp?). So, I still don't like this work! I did not like the lettering, I wish I would have had some smaller alphabet stamps-that is now on my list. And, I'm not totally thrilled with the frame. I am considering sponging some color to mute it some. Any suggestions? Maybe it is not awful, maybe it is just not quite done.