Well, it has been busy the past week or so. Last week I was driving my sister back & forth for chemo treatments for a blood & bone marrow malady she is struggling through and I learned my friend in B.C. is being treated for her cancer weekly with her chemo treatments. Our passports are in the works and should arrive sooner than later so we should be heading up north sometime in March!
In between taking my sis to her treatments I jumped into my own survival therapy ... art work! First I designed what I thought would be a great mount mat for ACEO's in a celtic knot pattern. I wanted it to fit into an 8"x10" frame so I measured carefully and laid out my pattern and began. I finished it last Friday morning (2/18) and printed off my first copy and I was delighted with it!
Went to put it into an 8"x10" frame and, horror of horrors, it was a bit too large! I had drawn it to exactly 8"x10" measurements, which when put into a frame obscures the outer edges because there is about an 1/8" ridge on a 8"x10" frame .... but I still like it, so here it is:
But, because I wasn't happy with the overall effect and I couldn't reduce because then the area where the ACEO is to be mounted reduces as well and then it doesn't look right. So, not to be discouraged, I began a new plan of attack on a similar design with my drawing measurements being smaller, around 7"x9". I just finished the new design today (2/21), putting in about 8 hours a day for the past 4 days, and I am really HAPPY with the results! And it fits! Yes!
Here, for your viewing enjoyment, is my "new and improved" B & W Celtic Knot Design Mount Mat for ACEO's......
Would love to hear how you like both versions and what you think of these pieces. I will be posting the second version in My Etsy Shop later on this week. First I have to take a few photographs of how it looks framed.
Karen Anne aka Ireland Brady