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.