Recently I’ve been doing a short course in framing and mounting and we were encouraged to find something of our own to practice with! I found this lovely print that I have of Edinburgh Castle that was in need of reframing!!
The existing mount had been bent at some point and needed replacing, but when I removed the mount I found that the paper the etching was on had a beautiful aged look that it seemed a shame to hide!!
So I decided to frame it in a way to show off the whole piece in all it’s glory!!
It has had some damage in the past and has been lovingly restored at some point which adds to it’s over all charm.
It was also a challenge to find a frame that would do it justice, I spent a whole day last week going round charity shops in Edinburgh to find one that I thought would compliment my print. But I think I have done quite well with this green and gold frame that cost me all of £2.95!!
I think I would like to source a similar green or light brown backing board to show it of better!! I think the darker tones would make it pop a lot more, but for now this is how it looks xx
I have the bug now xx