Voila. Here’s the poppy piece, which I’m tentatively calling “Mexican Poppy Debutantes”, stapled over the stretcher bars.
Before the (rechargeable) batteries ran out in my camera, this is a (poor) shot I got of the stipling I did on the border:
Now, if I can use my new mitre saw to make a solid, nice looking frame for this I’ll be in business. I just picked up some hardwood molding (oak) at Lowes. Thanks to my sister, Roberta (check out her stuff here), for tips on making frames.