Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Special Order from Tokyo


All it takes is someone with need that gets the creative challenge going for me. I work at Old Town Framing in Astoria and every once in a while we get a need for Paper Bagley to come up with a idea to get a shadow box created. Lori from Lor's Tours came in with a bag of cranes, 3 book markers and a story...
















Lori, owner of Lor's Tours went on a trip to Tokyo and a DELTA passenger gave them to her so she wanted to have them framed as a keepsake. 
Well then the creative mind started visualizing...

I had other ideas although once I had gotten some of it started it just did not look right. My final design came from pictures of a wedding where they had the cranes hanging from the trees. Now here I go...cranes from the sky and book marks coming from the grass' below...
Yeps...I did not have a grass die. Young at Heart was just down the street so I went there and used their dies for the job to continue. Oh, of course I ordered the dies for Paper Bagley, one never knows when you might need them. Thank you Young at Heart !!!

This is the back side where I had gotten the book markers in the grass and strung the cranes on clear thread the night before in Paper Bagley Studio. The glass is hazy for I am using museum glass so I needed to protect it with plastic while I worked. The frame is lined with matching mat board on foam board. I wove the cranes through the top mat liner first then added the foam board before adhering it to the frame.
To section the cranes from each other I used micro DOTS under each division of birds. Then I took the plastic off of the glass.  The larger cranes and some smalls I added to the back mat before putting it in place.
With Lori's positive thoughts, "A creative mind needs time" and her patience the piece is finished. All of the encouragement along the way from Lori, family and friends, I did it and Thank-You!




3 comments:

Leann Rund said...

I can always count on you to design great projects and conquer the assembly. So many great projects thru the years!!

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