As wedding season approaches and invitations arrive in the mail, we all get giddy with anticipation of a another blissful union. Anne was recently invited to a spring soiree in Lynchburg. To mark the occasion uniquely, she decided to frame her invitation as a gift to the newlyweds.
To mirror the thought and care that the bride and groom took to set the mood of their wedding with their invitation design, Anne set out to hand paint a double-glass creation that was one-of-a-kind.
Here's a peek into the process of the construction of this invitation's new home:
In a double-glass frame, the picture is mounted to a back glass and covered by another piece of glass on the front side to make the artwork appear to float on the wall within its frame. Anne chose conservation grade glass to protect the artwork from fading.
The area that the invitation would occupy was taped off and the the border of the back glass was painted to extend the invitation's colors out to the frame. The fireflies that glow on the invitation were included in the painted border on the glass painting.
When the paint dried, the masking tape was removed to leave a crisp edge where the invitation would be attached.
On the back, the painting shows through, continuing the image that is on the back of the invitation.
The frame was chosen to mimic the top of the mason jar.
When finished, the invitation floats in a sanctuary between the two pieces of glass. This look casts a shadow onto the wall behind it and creates a unique depth and dimension.
When we receive invitations in the mail, we get the sense of the kind of event that the bride and groom envision as their perfect day. A unique frame design allows you to show them that you understand their style. Framing their invitation in their style preserves that memory for years to come.
Can you tell she had so much fun making this?!
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