Heritage Photo Framed Display--Mega Wow!

December 24th, 2010 in member junk     
SassySquirrel SassySquirrel, member
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My mom works for a large hotel chain and every now and then they remodel and change out their framed artwork.  Did you know that they generally don't save the frames and offer them up to the public for cheap?  Check around online and see if you can find a hotel furniture liquidation.  That's how I came upon the large frame.  The oval one was a church rummage sale find for $3.  For the large one, I made quality color copies (they are indistinguishable to the originals thanks to technology).  I printed the ancestor's name and birth/death dates on cardstock and set them out on my table in just the right order, like a famliy tree with the parents being above the children, and so on.  Then I photographed it and brought the photo to a professional framer.  Normally, I like DIY projects, but I knew this would be an heirloom my children would fight over one day and I wanted it to be perfect.  It is the mega-wow centerpiece of my family room.

The oval frame was simple.  I just bought a cheap photo mat from a discount store and layered it completely with some satin ribbon.  Once I reached the end, I hot glued it in place and put a color-copy of my Papa at 8 years old in the center.  Oval frames are trickly.  They are best used with 8x10 portraits.  Otherwise you have issues with the edges showing or people's body parts getting cut off....hahaha.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, Family Tree, photo, frames, Oval, Heritage, Genealogy

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