12 Nov Resurrecting Family Mementos
Dont let those family mementos collect mildew in the basement or garage.
Act now before they start to smell funny!Check out this beautifully shadow boxed cottage sign. First we selected a weathered wooden frame, the same colour and texture as the object, second a very dark blue was chosen for the matting. (Black would have been just a bit too stark.) As a finishing touch, a plate detailing the date of the cottages construction, was added. An appropriate background colour and font were chosen for the text, but the plate was also mounted in a unique fashion. Rather than attaching the plate to the frame or to the matt, we adhered it to a wooden block, cut at angle, raising it close to the surface of the glass and slanting it as if it were a label in a museum display case. The result is a frame which both suits the rough edged quality of the sign and enhances it with a simple clean lines. A precious family souvenir has been given a new life!