Here's a great little DIY project for anyone who is:
1. Embarrassingly cheap and
2. Can't draw
I have long admired the modern triptychs by Inhabit at Velocity Art and Design but at $116, they were out of my reach.
I already had four IKEA Ribba frames with photos I needed elsewhere. I kept searching the Internet for high-resolution images of tree branches but couldn't find anything I liked. Tom said why not use real tree branches. Duh.
To create a similar set of art panels, you will need:
a set of picture frames (for an inexpensive option, try cb2.com's record album frame for $15.)
posterboard cut to fit
Lay the posterboard on the floor and suspend a flashlight above the tree branches so that a shadow is cast on the posterboard and trace the shadow's outline.
Go over the pencil lines with a magic marker.