This week, we framed a set of utensils a customer had acquired in an antique store. We chose a deep silver shadowbox for the pieces due to their size as well as their weight. We needed a sturdy enough frame to support the heavy weight of the silver pieces.
The customer brought in her own silk material that we attached to a piece of acid free foamcore in lieu of a mat. We also made mat spacers from the same silk material so that there was enough of a gap between the framed pieces and the glass.
The pieces were sewn into the mat with a heavy- duty plastic wire that is almost completely unnoticeable when used. We chose to use the plastic wire as opposed to any kind of adhesives so as to not damage the art.
Didn’t it come out lovely?