I am always trying to find a unique and unusual way to showcase an ACEO. When I began this latest design I thought it would be interesting to try my hand at a border and see where that would take me. Over the days that I worked on this piece I became intrigued with the idea that it might serve to make a nice background on which to mount a favorite ACEO. So, as the work progressed, that overall idea became my theme.
Once I had completed my objective, I scanned the art piece to my computer and printed out a copy to see how it would work. It was printed on an 8.5"x11" sheet of acid free paper and the printed area measures 8"x10.25". I took one of my "The Letter B" ACEO's (with white background), placed a piece of double-sided tape on the back of the ACEO centered it on the blank center of the print and affixed it to the top of the print. I then trimmed off the edges of the print to fit an 8"x10" frame and the result is what you see in the example I photographed and included here as a sample.
I think it turned out rather well and plan to list it in My Etsy Shop. I would really like to hear what you think about this idea.
"Zentangle Design for mounting a favorite ACEO"
"Framed example with ACEO affixed to the center"
"Another example with Basket Full Of Posies"
I am not sure what I should call this, do you have an idea or thought? A mounting design for an ACEO?