Friday, October 5, 2012

Framed, Again

I tried to describe in my previous post the clever way my friend Petra "framed" some potholders I'd made her, turning them from mundane kitchenware to sublime kitchen  art. She purchased squares of  wrapped canvas, each mounted a sturdy wooden  backing. She chose a size slightly bigger than each quilted piece. She did a quick and energetic paint job on them, with abstract splatters of acrylic paint, a la Jackson Pollock.  The painting was not only on the front of the canvas, but all the way around the sides. Then she stitched the potholders to the center. No glass, no sweat, and I love how her color choices enhance these small pieces! Thanks for the photos, Petra!

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