First, we had to determine the most appropriate, relevant and – dare we say – creepy manner of eroding the sepia portrait prints. It took multiple tries, and more than a few x-acto blades.
After deciding that a vaguely termite-eaten pattern would be best for the project, we created templates for each layer and traced guides onto the back of the prints. In the upper right corner, note the growing stash of busted up x-acto blades stored in the very high-tech blade disposal bin.
The three layers that will make up the finished piece.
The three layers sandwiched together, but without any spacers between the layers. Before framing, we will sandwich matboard between each layer to provide a more 3-D viewing experience.
The finished, framed piece.
A detail of the erosion of the layers.