Went into Dublin to look for mount board and backing papers but couldn’t find anything special so am using my ever-dwindling stash of Papergenie and Coredinations.
Dublin was very busy. Not sure if it was the mad dash to get last minute uniforms and school shoes before the kids go back next week or what. Just too busy to stay and pooch around so didn’t exactly hunt high and low.
Popped into Ikea on the way back and it was, as ever, busy busy busy. Anyhoo, Ikea was Ikea. It is what it is. I bought a couple of large Ribba, a couple of small Ribba and a Virserum. I checked out the new fabrics they have in stock – nothing exciting.
On the way back, the rain lashed down for a while but when it dried up and the sun popped out there was the most beautiful rainbow – like the sky had been gift wrapped in irridescent ribbons. Ahh!
Anyway, finally despairing of ever finding lovely backing paper for the Time in A Bottle papercutting, I had a flash of inspiration – fabric. I still had some lovely pink tweed so Modged it onto some hardboard (MisterE cut it to size for me – thank you MisterE) as the backing layer.
I spray glued the cutting and pressed it down on the fabric and framed it all up. It looks lovely – though I say it myself! It’s now up on the wall in pride of place by the dining table.
The actual papercut is also listed on Etsy as a papercutting as well as the pdf template from a previous listing. I’m making it a limited edition of just 5 so each will be numbered and signed on the reverse. Why five? It’s too much work to do more than that!
Anyway, hope you like the mounting and it gives you ideas for picture framing in the future.