Next I snipped off loose ends of ribbon and trimmed the spines to even them out a bit.I gently bent the entire structure, to give it a slightly convex...
Step 2: Frame
Since this was going to be a pretty heavy frame, I needed something that would be strong enough to hold it up. Wire doesn't come much thicker than 9 gauge (or at least I wasn't able to find any) so I opted for a 3' metal rod.
After bending it into shape, I cut lengths out of the 9 gauge wire, bending them and laying them out into the shape I wanted for the frame.