Here is another project for the assisted living apartment we were setting up for my father-in-law. The image I was working from was about 3×5 and was printed on an consumer grade ink jet printer several years ago. Even the scan was better quality than the original image.
I wanted these two little faces to be the first thing my father-in-law saw when he walked into his new apartment. After cleaning the image up and changing it to a soft black and white, I created two images, enlarging just the little faces of my husband and sister-in-law.
I tried two sizes, one 16×16 and the other 12×12. While I originally planned for them to be canvas gallery wraps, I didn’t like them standing away from the wall that much. The apartment is just too small for that. Instead, I found these frames at Archiver’s in Memphis. They are unfinished pine frames, designed to be embellished. However, for my use, a semi-gloss black spray paint was not only quick, but also just perfect.
And yes, these little faces were the first thing he noticed when he walked into his apartment….