Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Zentangle Design for mounting a favorite ACEO"

I am always trying to find a unique and unusual way to showcase an ACEO.  When I began this latest design I thought it would be interesting to try my hand at a border and see where that would take me.  Over the days that I worked on this piece I became intrigued with the idea that it might serve to make a nice background on which to mount a favorite ACEO.  So, as the work progressed, that overall idea became my theme.

Once I had completed my objective, I scanned the art piece to my computer and printed out a copy to see how it would work.  It was printed on an 8.5"x11" sheet of acid free paper and the printed area measures 8"x10.25".  I took one of my "The Letter B" ACEO's (with white background), placed a piece of double-sided tape on the back of the ACEO centered it on the blank center of the print and affixed it to the top of the print.  I then trimmed off the edges of the print to fit an 8"x10" frame and the result is what you see in the example I photographed and included here as a sample.

I think it turned out rather well and plan to list it in My Etsy Shop.  I would really like to hear what you think about this idea.

"Zentangle Design for mounting a favorite ACEO"
"Framed example with ACEO affixed to the center"

"Another example with Basket Full Of Posies"

I am not sure what I should call this, do you have an idea or thought?  A mounting design for an ACEO?


IrelandBrady said...

Looking forward to hearing your comments on this idea!

Lise Winne said...

I vote "yes". I think it works! I have always been partial to borders.

IrelandBrady said...

Thank you Lise! Hmmm, ACEO Boarder Matte ... maybe I should call it that?

Anonymous said...

Love how this looks. fantastic art and love the frame too.
also if you swing by my blog today you can grab a free beautiful background/paper today only
Hugs June