After printing several pieces of digital art on metal, I really liked the effects and clean lines of floating frames. But I also want to keep my art affordable and along with the cost of metal printing, floating frames seemed an expensive way to go.
And then there’s the 4 Rs and 2 Us: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Rethink, Upcycle and YOU.
Which means ME.
While looking at the back view of an online image of a floating frame, an idea surfaced. Already I often purchase used frames from thrift stores for my art. The float seemed pretty much a simple frame attached to the back of the art instead of fitted around the edges.
You got it! First step, cruise a few thrift stores for used wooden frames! Remember, they must have smaller dimensions than the art to be floated!
Check out the slideshow below for my ABC instructions for your very own DIY float!
Deep into my career as an elementary school teacher, I started asking myself if I was still an artist. Can you be an artist if you're not doing any art? Am I a writer if I'm not writing? For me, ARTIST is a verb. Writer too. Do what you love and JOY will come. Maybe money too, but I've discovered without joy, everything else is meaningless.