Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In a recent attempt to think through a picture collage, I wanted to re-share P4D's post on ways to approach collages from last summer.

Do you have an empty wall, some pictures stuffed away in a box, and some time? Create a PICTURE COLLAGE! Its fun, its creative, and it gives your house guests something to stop and gander at. TIP: Hallways are a great place for picture collages; they usually need some love and nobody really spends much time there.

There are some tips for creating a tasteful collage, but generally, you really can be as creative as you want to be. Mainly, think outside the box and don't get weighed down by precision.

*Pick one thing that will be your unifying element. For example, you may want to use the same color matting or the same type of frame but in various sizes.

*If you have a hint of OCD lurking inside you, you may want to measure the distance between your frames. Two inches is a good rule of thumb for tighter collages without losing complete wall view.

*VERY IMPORTANT- think through your hanging pattern and lay it out on the floor BEFORE you start putting holes in the wall.

*Find your center and work off that picture. You will need a visual anchor, so start from the center and build around it.

*Use a level if you are doing uniform, parallel rows of pictures.

*A fun alternative to pictures are postcards.


michele said...

You have inspired me once again! Thanks. : )

The Primed4Design Team said...

You got it! Thanks for always reading!