I used my Cracked Paper Quilt technique to make a frame for the stitched piece, or matte, if you prefer.

I can make it as wide or as thick as I like, and make as many as I want, in any shape.

I think the two (the stitched painting and the matte) are very compatible. I can make them in contrasting or matching colors. I can add beads, or found objects.

I like having those kinds of options, without having to go hunting at a framing store.


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Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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3 Responses to Framed

  1. Shirley Bartell says:

    Oooooh! VERY nice!! LOVE the border texture and you’re right, it is completely compatible! The fine texture of the frame is just perfect for the broad stitch strokes of the main piece. The colors are great and I really like that the stitching appears to be random and stands up to the bold, unstructured look. I don’t see “cracks” in the photo but it has occurred to me that I might add something in a contrasting color to the back of a piece to make the crack more prominent.

    • Carol Wiebe says:

      Shirley, I like the way you are always thinking, pushing boundaries. I don’t always create cracks, by the way. Only if I feel like it.

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