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Grow Old ~ Mounted & Framed

Saturday, 23 June 2012

By now, the "Grow Old" embossing will have been received by the happy couple! It's really hard to photograph behind glass.... when the lettering showed up well, the glass was full of reflections on the photo. 

Anyway, this is what it looked like; you can see the overall effect of the banana backing paper & mount with the wood frame... it's very natural. Even in 'real life' the effect of embossing relies on the light... the 'barely there' look draws you in to look closer.... subtle... 

 The paper used for backing & to cover the mount is cotton rag with banana, made by Khadi. I often cover the mount with the same paper that I have used.... I feel that a regular mount is often too 'hard', especially against a handmade paper and I never find just the right white or black to suit various white or black papers.

I have done another with the mount covered in the same white paper, in this case Arches watercolour... it give a streamlined look, nice & clean... minimalist...

An alternate mount with sanwaa tissue over the white: This keeps the subtlety, but introduces another texture... it is so sheer & light, with flecks of real gold & silver leaf. It just adds another dimension to any paper... i use it so much!


Rose 23 June 2012 at 19:20  

Looking really good my lovely! I find this embossing fascinating! So simple but deceptive in that...

Fiona Dempster 24 June 2012 at 11:40  

Love the white on white embossing - and oh I agree - how hard it is to photograph under glass, altho you've down a good job of it here!

yvette 24 June 2012 at 14:45  

this looks so good so tender (tender is not the good word I know but I hope you recognise my feeling)

ot..thanks for your great comment and link
love you

Caterina Giglio 26 June 2012 at 15:12  

white on white is delicious...

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