Monday, January 28, 2013

My Framed Tribute to Ackworth

I finally had another piece framed. With the birth of my son 4 years ago, I have really cut down on having pieces framed due to cost. Who new a child could be so expensive? Anyway, I do always have my things framed using the non glare conservation glass- this adds greatly to the price. On a whim a couple of years ago I took a small piece that I liked (but wouldn't have been devastated if it was ruined) to Michael's with my 50% coupon in hand. I was very nervous because of all the horror stories out there. It was Garden Angel by La-d-Da and turned out great!! I chose their "Masterpiece" glass. Absolutely wonderful. The framing was nice and straight, and the glass was divine.

Garden Angel, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

So this piece was placed on the wall amid a lot of other pieces with the normal conservation, non-glare glass and just looked "cleaner." I don't know, I thought it was my imagination because it was new. But after two years, it still looks like there is no glass at all- the Materpiece glass is truly wonderful. Unfortunately, they will not cut a piece and sell it, so the only way I can get it is to have something framed completely. Therefore, when it came to framing my Tribute to Ackworth, I held my breath and went back to Michael's. I talked extensively with the lady that framed it about the acid free board, no sticky material at all, no rust pins, etc.... My fabric was a little "wonky" so I was unsure what would happen. It actually turned out great!! The frame is perfect, the Masterpiece glass is exquisite, and with the 60% + $10 off coupon, the cost went from over $300 to $125. I am thrilled with the results!!

Tribute To Ackworth Framed, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Now I have no idea what I will do when "And They Sinned" is ready. I'm still afraid to take it to Michael's, but I am so happy with both pieces they have done. Decisions, decisions....

1 comment:

Nicola said...

... and a difficult decision too. ATS is fairly expensive to frame as it it such a big piece.