Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Delivering Your Work in Style

Not every commissioned portrait is delivered in a frame and ready for hanging. Often a client wants to frame the artwork themselves, which means I needed to come up with a way to deliver two-dimensional, unframed artwork. It needed to protect the art, look nice and be reasonably priced. Here's what I came up with:

I started with two pieces of
black foamcore, cut to size.

I made hinges out of
black paper and
adhered them to the
foamcore in three places.

Inside I added two pieces
of tissue paper to protect
the art from any black rubbing off.

On the outside, I attached ribbon to the
foamcore with a sticky, decorative seal.
I tied the ribbon closed and, voila!

Next time I will attach a business card to
the inside using those black photo corners.

Thanks to artist Marylin Sholin for suggesting this post.
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