I bought this Godzilla print, that I mentioned here, back in March. It’s been sitting in it’s tube with a bunch of other art prints that I haven’t taken the time to find frames for yet. I really wanted to get this guy up, so I looked up the shop on Etsy and got the measurements of the print (I was too lazy to open up the tube and measure for myself) and went to the craft store to pick up a frame. I found a 16 x 12 frame in black (I wanted white) and bought it, figuring I could just paint it. Once I put the picture in I discovered that the print that I have is actually 16 x 11. What the heck??!! I go back and look at the listing…it says “approximately 16 x 12.” Lovely. So I have a ½ inch gap on each side of the print, in a frame that I can’t return because I painted it white. Since I wasn’t about to get custom framing for a $13 poster, so I had to get creative.
So I grabbed my washi tape, and used the gridded orange one to line both gaps between the poster and the frame.
Fixed. The gap is much less noticeable, and the colors match, but aren’t too matchy-matchy.
Lessons learned: 1) Read descriptions completely- ‘approximately 16 x 12’ is not 16 x 12 and 2) never underestimate the power of washi tape.
Love this! Love Washi tape! Love strange posters!
I kind of love this post 🙂
I have to get some washi tape- this is a great idea!
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Have a great weekend-
Great idea and i have a question where do you get your washi tape
An ingenious use for washi tape. I am such a huge fan (or fanatic) of the stuff–I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Thanks! (Love the poster too!)
that is such a good idea! I love the colors you chose. I found washi tape at http://www.wishywashi.com/ I might have to give this project a try!