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Gallery Wall - 'At Home Art 26'

Happy Monday folks! We have been creating so much art together that today I thought we could look at some ways to display the art we've been producing. An art wall or gallery wall in your home is a fun way to display a lot of art. There are many variations of gallery walls from the classic salon style or gallery style hanging of framed works to more DIY art walls using clotheslines, clipboards, or magnets to temporarily display art. Whatever your style, hanging your artwork in your home is a awesome way to decorate. So let's get started. I am first going to share a tutorial on how to properly prepare a canvas for hanging. This is a great skill to have and requires minimal materials that can be purchased at your local hardware store. Hanging art like this gives you a clean look suitable for an art gallery. However If you would like an art wall that's easy updated for your craft room or kids room you can try using washi tape to create funky frames directly on the wall. By adding bulldog clips or clothes pins in the center of your frames you can easily change out old works for new creations. Another option for these spaces is a ‘clothesline’ in which you can hang (or dry) your art on. If you would like to take your clothes line one step further try making a web. You can do this by using finishing nails either in a shape or a random arrangement on your wall. Then wind your string back and forth to all the different nails creating a spider web effect. On this web you can mount many different works that can easily be switched out or rearranged. If you don't want to put holes in your wall consider using an old frame to mount your web. The last tutorial I am sharing explains how to make your own cardboard frames. You can decorate these by painting them or using fabric or fancy paper as shown in this tutorial. These frames are very lightweight and by simply adding magnets to the back they are great way to spruce up your fridge door art gallery. I hope you are inspired to create your very own art gallery within your home.

That's it for now. Have a great day folks. Toon in tomorrow for another great art/craft idea.

Sincerely; Your friendly neighbourhood art gallery.


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