Getting an irregularly shaped photo matted and framed is rediculously expensive (because I couldn't get a standard 'in store' frame to fit this picture).
With a 50% discount (just an FYI that Michael's is having a 50% off framing sale right now for the entire week), framing a 12"x18" picture (3 mats, basic frame and glass) ran over $75! That would normally cost over $150!!!!!! That's totally insane.
Each mat (the cheap ones) are $11, the 'suede' look one was $18 (on sale). That means the frame was over $30 (on sale).
I need to get into framing and making my own mats.