I'm feeling pressured to get this piece mounted and ready to sell. But, it's pressure I'm putting on myself for no good reason. Perhaps a week away from studio projects is the reason.... I already have a large inventory of pieces for my gallery shop....so what's the rush??
I managed to find a canvas wrapped frame in a suitable size.....and in short order secured a thin layer of batting to it.
Next I located my stash of black silk noil in the first place I looked! (Sorry...it looks grey here.) In order to keep this rather flimsy fabric on grain, I like to mark the required size with basting.
Moving at warp speed now.....the fabric is temporarily positioned on the frame, topped with the wool piece. YUCK.....I don't think I like it. It seems so menacing.....or perhaps that's just my take at this moment.
Now I'm really second guessing myself......so I haul out other options for the background. This looks better in the photo than in person......scratch it from consideration.
Here's a dark grey hand-dyed cotton as an option.
And now a slightly lighter version. At the moment....none are really exactly what I had in mind. Which is such a bummer as I wanted to finish it today....instead I've taken photos and fled to my computer to have a little pity party. I'm going to ponder a bit more....maybe I won't mount it on a frame after all.......decisions, decisions.......