When I found this red bandanna,
I knew right away that I’d frame it.
I’m certainly not going to use it to blow my nose…
Just one more oddball thing that I think needs to be in a frame.
I had no doubt that I wanted a black carved wood frame – a little reminiscent of a hand-tooled leather western belt, with a slight nod to the paisley in the bandana. It took about 20 seconds to find the perfect one.
But how to mount the bandana????
I tried it several ways,
With a white background;
With a white mat over the bandanna edges;
Looks clean and crisp, and I usually like that, but it’s still not right.
Maybe the white is too much.
So then I tried a black background:
…and a black mat over the edge of the red bandanna;
I thought the black mat might extend the color of the frame.
But it still just wasn’t right.
Maybe I should scratch the idea of a background/mat altogether.
And do something like this.
Better, but the print in the scarf and the carved wood details in the frame still need some air to breathe – just a little space.
That little red edge makes all the difference.
Way, more much better.
Now if we only had the empty wall-space to hang it in.