I always find it difficult to get back to “normal” after the Holidays, does everyone else? We haven’t had Handmade Monday for the past 2 weeks since Mondays have fallen on the BIG Holidays (Christmas and New Years Day) and so, I have been pretty lazy. Not that I didn’t do anything, but I didn’t write about it. :) However, here is something I did do, and I thought I would share it. I didn’t exactly reinvent the wheel here, but I thought I came up with a fairly clever way to mount this glass piece simply and economically, with the additional advantage that it will also be easy to remove and change if the recipient later decides they want it mounted in a different way.
This little frog “tile” is one of the very first fused glass pieces I did –if not the first–I think it probably was, but my memory is about as old as I am. It was simply slumped into a mold at a glass shop where I went to take classes, but it came out pretty cute. The problem, of course, is that I was always afraid it would get broken, and I wasn’t really sure how to display it easily. When I found out I was going to have a new GrandSON I thought, Boys/Frogs, PERFECT! So, my husband and I (he’s so good to bounce ideas off of for this sort of project) came up with a way to frame and mount this little amphibian that I think will be really stable and cost very little.
The frame was on sale (and frankly, I think most of us have frames around the house we could reuse, OR I see them at thrift stores really cheap all the time too). The napkin I used for backing was from an after Thanksgiving sale. I had to buy a set of 4, but the others actually are ones I can use as they go with my “decor” at least until I cannibalize them for another project! The art board was a couple of dollars. And the Super 77 adhesive was a little pricey, I admit (I think about $12.00) HOWEVER, I still have a nearly full can and it is AWESOME! I will use it for a lot of things.
Well, lets get on with this. Oh, and please, don’t tell my son and daughter in law, this is a gift for their baby. Let’s just quietly go see How to Frame a Frog, shall we?