One of the things I most looked forward to after moving was making a frame collage. I’ve collected post cards, poems, and photos over the years and I wanted to display them in a way that was eclectic and but not busy.
I got how-to ideas from Young House Love, specifically here. It involves practicing with scrap paper before committing to nails in the wall. I am still in the practice stage.
I love the asymmetry on the left, and the mix of colors, textures, and sizes on the right.
The process went like this…
First there was a huge mess of frames on the bed.
Then I laid them out how I thought I wanted them.
Per YHL’s suggestion, I made newspaper cut-outs for the shape of each frame. I made a note on each cut-out which frame/picture it represented. These I taped to the wall with masking tape. This I did on Thursday – now it’s Monday, and I’m still not ready for make a commitment with nails. Stay tuned!
You can read the second installment here.