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Entry #2 – The 6th Annual Tru Vue® Framing Competition

By Maureen O'Connor, Tru Vue® Marketing Manager


The goal of our second finalist’s entry was to create a piece that looks like a three-dimensional painting. All of the framing materials have been completely covered with fabric, including the single custom-milled frame wrapped in canvas painted with white gesso to add texture.



A wood border covered with red fabric lines the perimeter of the frame and is accented with small metal studs, which are repeated on the inner corners. On the interior of the frame, the viewer can see a hint of color with painted red and blue lines that coordinate with the textile art. The pleats in the canvas and pattern in the metal studs at the corners further emphasize the tactile nature of the fabric.



The visual interest of the patterns and textures, and contrast of the white canvas, colorful textiles, and accents is maximized with the clarity of Optium Museum Acrylic®.



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