It is time to think about what other elements can be framed besides photos and trinkets. How about shoes? or a vase? even socks- well not sure why you would want to frame socks, just making sure you are still reading. Today is all about incorporating dimension in your framing projects. I have found a few tips that may help you along the way.
Build in layers
Start with a foundation for your object, it could be fabric, paper, paint, ink, mist, etc
Color is your friend
allow your self to add color, it could be the frame or what is in the frame, but color catches the eye and communicates a mood
Objects don't have to be self-explanatory
the objects or tokens you include in your frame can be special to you- it does not have to make sense.
Think about scale
When layering shapes consider the importance of scale. I found most success when my foundation used a small scale pattern (such as the book paper) and the 3-d object was much larger than the scale of pattern. Does that make sense?
Here is a project from Angie Lucas that shows how the tips above work well when framing and displaying dimensional objects.
"These are Ikea frames with plastic instead of glass in the centers. I cut fabric just larger than the plastic centers, and used glue dots to adhere the fabric over the plastic. Then I placed them inside the frames and glue-dotted felt eggs to the fabric. Then I spelled "egg" in French and Spanish using my Dymo LabelMaker. That's it!"
Now here is my project- I love how it turned out.
Can you guess why I put 1990, S, and 7 together? It is not that hard to figure out that my husband and I were married in 1990, our last name starts with S, and their are 7 in our family. Kind of fun don't you think?