Friday, July 24, 2009

Cluster Photo Arrangement

Hi Friends,

Artwork doesn't have to be expensive to look good. Follow the below steps to successfully implement artwork in your space for less, its a great idea:


1. Select a favorite photo to enlarge, and determine the desired dimensions for the photo enlargement. Take the image to a local photo copy center to have it enlarged.

2. Determine the number of pieces you’d like it divided into, then buy the appropriate size and quantity of frames.

3. Lay the enlarged photo on a flat surface. Remove the glass from the frames and lay them in a grid over the image which will allow you to determine exactly which portion of the photo you’ll be able to use.

4. Trim off any excess from the photo until the image matches the size of the glass grid on top of it.

5. Remove the glass and turn the image upside down, so that the back of the photo is facing up. Using a ruler and straight edge, draw a pencil grid on the back of the photo, so that each section is the same size as the glass from the frames you purchased.

6. With the grid drawn out, number each piece so that you’ll be able to reassemble it in the proper order once it’s been cut. Cut the photo along the grid lines, and frame each piece separately.

7. Determine where the images will hang. It’s easiest to start in one corner and work across but be sure to use a level to keep everything in line. Use a stir-stick or ruler to keep a thin space between each frame.

8. For quick and easy hanging, simple attach hook-and-loop tape to the back of each frame then stick them to the wall. This will allow you to adjust the frames to get the perfect orientation on the wall. If you prefer, use a hammer and nails to hang the pictures.

You can also apply this same concept to a map or a picture of your pet, child or spouse.

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