Framing pictures takes some skill and patience to get them straight and secure. This guide is about photo framing tips and tricks.
I have ten 12x18 collages, one of each of my 10 grandchildren. I cannot afford to frame each one, so would like ideas on how I might be able to mount them as a group on a wall. It would be okay to tack them onto something, but would like ideas about what that something might be. I have a nice wall by my entry door in a mobile home, that provides at least 80 inches of width.
The collages are each 12" high by 18" wide. I'm sure there are many of you who can visualize what I might do. The wall is painted paneling, so it is not entirely smooth. Just wondering what kind of material I might use on which to tack them. All I can think of is bulletin board-like stuff, but there must be more attractive and finished looks than that. Any ideas? I'm expecting to have to bunch them up quite closely to get them all up.
wondernana from Clovis, CA
You could also put cork board along the hall and hand the pieces on the board - perhaps in plastic sleeves? (You could trim the edges.) Or laminate them? I have also see photos hung from a clothesline-type line with colorful clothespins. Or you could get some foam board and mount them by glueing them on the board with spray adhesive. Or you could preserve them by using ModPdge to cover them - and perhaps put on a piece of wood? Then mounted. There are lots of ways. Or you could get mats at an art store and mat the pictures and then mount on the wall with foam tape backing.
Card Stock is what i would use, and some gold or silver push pins. They even make push pins with foam birdhouse pics on them and such... found mine at Michaels Craft Store.
Card Stock is way cheap and sold at your local Walmart, and you can find it in ANY COLOR.
Invest in a slide paper cutter because you want it to look nice, and once your brain is storming you will see infinite possibilities for that one tool, and that one pkg of card stock.
Mount the pics on cereal box card board first, to create stability and then get creative with the colored card stock.
For some dimension, maybe a few of them could be mounted on card stock covered cereal boxes!
I just did this! I went to a thrift store and bought several very large framed pictures. I pasted some really nice, but cheap, wallpaper over the "art"...got the wallpaper there also, then I used a little bit of white glue to mount several collages of my grand kids (I only have 4 so far!) on the wallpaper. The frames are all different, but the small amount of wallpaper I left showing ties them all together so they look very professional.
My walls are a dark red, so I used black and white wall paper and all the frames are either black or white. Looks good! My grand kids love them! And their parents want me to frame some for them, also!
I have a lot of old wooden frames; and collage frames. They are not the best quality & do not have glass. It would
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The frames are not too much weight,I want to give free of any monies to whom appreciation,so shipping is on me. Plus, I can make room another box of stuff in my home. Hope all is kind. Surely would like to clean up' some say, is clutter; so I can stash some new found stuffiness.
When finances were low, I would make collages of photos by plastering photos of my loved ones on a sheet of cardboard in a pretty array, making sure there were no open spaces. Most of the pictures were of us doing fun things together. Later, I would put it in a poster frame. These were favorites among my family members and we still have them today.
GREAT IDEA !
YOU MIGHT CONSIDER PUTTING THE PHOTOS ON SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN ACID. THE ACID FROM THE CARDBOARD WILL DISCOLOR THE PHOTOS AFTER TIME. IT MIGHT COST A LITTLE MORE, BUT SAVING THOSE PRECIOUS PHOTOS WOULD BE WELL WORTH THE EXTRA EXPENSE.
Use the crinkled cardboard sheets inside light bulb packages to help anchor a photograph inside a frame. Place the glass, followed by the picture, followed by the crinkled cardboard (cut to fit), followed by the back of the frame.