Dapper DIY: Reusing a Commercial Art Frame
In a burst of project completion one day, I finally decided to re-use the frame for one of the original pieces we have. Now, I know this is not way the right way to frame art. I have a few framer friends who may never speak to me again if they see this post. Framing art is an art in and of itself and I am in no way disparaging their talents. But, hey, I'm a dapper dude on a budget and the frame needs to be re-used so I just went for it.
When I pulled the art out of the frame, I discovered that it was one piece of foam core with the art printed directly on it. Since the foam core was perfectly sized for the frame I decided to re-use it as the backdrop for my original art.
Like I said, this is definitely not the perfect way to frame art. It is, however, a cheap way to re-use an old frame. I like how the kraft paper plays with the art - both the color and the way the torn edges of the paper mimic that of the art. Eventually I'll want to take this art to a framer and have it legitimately framed but for the time being I'm quite happy with how this turned out.
So what do you think? Will you keep start keeping an eye out for old frames to re-use?
Images: Jason Loper