When he announced that prints were going to be available, I was super excited, because I thought they would be great to hang in the house or tack shed (the renovation of which was just a pipe dream at that time, haha). And then I checked out his website, and each print was like $90+. Youch. I love his work, but that was out of my price range. But the wheels started turning in the back of my weird little brain... (side note: I did check out his prints again last week and the price has come down a bit, but they're still upwards of $70 each)
While I was impatiently waiting for my panels to come in and buying all the organizational supplies, I was poking around on eBay and found some really nice teal photo mats. Which led me down another rabbit hole on Amazon for packs of pictures frames. I initially thought I could frame some show and riding photos, but then when I went digging for my printed photos in the guest bedroom, I found my extra Charlie Mackesy book, and I had a stroke of inspiration.
|These frames are 8"x10" and the opening for the image inside the mat is like, 6"x8"? It ended up being PERFECT to frame full pages.|
|I only got 10 of those mats, but I had 12 frames, so I ended up using some in the next round of framing with the smaller mats.|
|The back two rows are the 8"x10" frames (the two on the far right have smaller mats doubled up in them) and the front 3 are 5"x7" frames with the mat opening at 4"x6" - those ones are pretty tight and only work for the smaller images. If I were to buy more, it would be of the bigger ones, for sure.|
|Some of them (like these first two) should probably be hung together since they're kind of a "series".|
|This was one of my favorite sequences.|
|Also loved this two page spread.|