- Mixing the same medium is usually easiest—photographs, black and white prints, colorful artwork etc.
- The pieces can either be the same size or varied.
- If you don’t want to spend a fortune on frames, go to your local flea market and pick some up. If they don’t match, simply paint them a uniform color.
- You don’t have to spend a fortune to fill the frames either. You can use scraps of leftover wallpaper, old photos, pages from a vintage book or even leave them empty. Or use your favorite personal photos—it’s a great way to add a touch of warmth and personality to your space.
- Lay out all of your pictures out on the floor in front of the wall, or in an open space.
- Groupings look most cohesive when frames are spaced tightly together (about 1 to 2 inches). However, if there is an extra large piece in the mix, give it a little extra room to breathe like an 1nch or so.
- Start with the biggest pieces first and then work around them if you are mixing sizes.
- Use butcher paper or newspaper to trace out all of your collage pieces.
|You will notice that I was missing a frame and still have my template in it's place on the far left hand side :)|
|This client has a lot "word art" that she wanted to showcase in one place|