Sorry for the crappy iPhone photos - before we started doing this little DIY I didn't think that it could in fact be a blog post...Then suddenly as we were removing the Masonite and nails from the backing I thought "Woo, DIY blogpost ya'll". I didn't have time to grab my camera etc - Jonathan was just moving too fast for that. He is some kind of DIY machine.
So here you have it. What used to be a tapestry piece in an antique frame is now an illustration that Jonathan drew for me! Please note: It is not a portrait.
To make your own at home you will need:
- An antique frame or any frame you like
- A Stanley Knife
- Thick cardboard from an art shop to make you Map board
- A metal ruler
- A pencil
- A hard surface to cut on. DO NOT USE CARPET!!
- Using the backing board from your selected frame - measure out and pencil in the size of your cardboard/ map board. Draw two vertical lines from corner to corner to determine your center-point.
- Center your artwork and pencil in the size on the white side of your card board.
- Measure in 1cm in from your artwork line to ensure your artwork is held in place
- Using your stanley knife and metal ruler cut along your lines and then remove the excess
- Place map board on top of artwork and place them both inside frame
- Put backing on frame and voila! You're done. Pretty damn simple.
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE! I can't wait to show you some new stock this week!
Thanks for my present J!