RMM - March-22 - Raymond Kerege

Instead of cluttering your closets and other valuable storage space with cherished keepsakes, take them out, have them cleaned, frame themwith the proper materials and hang them for family and visitors to appreciate and enjoy. This is one way you canmake your home a truly intimate space that reflects who you are and what matters to you most. Providence Gallery & Frame is located in Charlotte, NC. You can check out Debbie’s work online at ProvidenceGallery.net.

4. Photos should be affixed using acid-free hinge tape.

5. When placing corsages or boutonnieres in a memory

box, use cotton thread or clear fishing line to stitch the items into place. That way, if you need to take the item out for some reason, you can do so easily.

6. Whenmounting coin

collections, use epoxy (a mixture of two types of glue) in small amounts. Doing so will make it easy to remove the coin if needed.

Advice for Those Who Want to Take on DIY Shadowbox Projects Debbie offers the following pointers for those who may want to try their hand at a DIY shadowbox project: 1. Remember, you can and should always consult a professional who has done this type of framing before to be certain the materials you are using are archival quality and will not harmbut instead protect your item(s). 2. Do not use glue! Stitch items down.

3. Fabrics should always be stitched using 100 percent cotton thread.

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