In getting things ready for the fair on Saturday I was re-framing a fabric picture I made a while ago - remember this?
Now look carefully at the frame, it's an Ikea one, it's fine, but when you look at the picture in it's new frame, wow what a difference!
Have a closer look and you can see the distressing a little better. I think my photos have turned out a little darker than I would have liked them to.
This was the first thing that I sold at the show and had generated alot of interest. One lady came back to purchase it only to find it had gone - so guess what I'll be making lots of from now on?
I just thought I would share this with you as I thought it was a very good example of just how important the setting you create for a picture can be, something I perhaps hadn't fully appreciated.
You've probably worked out that I've been doing alot of 'distressing' lately, in fact if you stand still for too long in our house you'll get painted white and rubbed down with a piece of sandpaper. Good fun though and it really gives a new lease of life to something that may have been consigned to the tip.
Thanks for coming to say hello today. Tomorrow I'll have a few pictures of the fair to share with you.