After a wonderful summer family photo shoot I finally got around to hanging some of the photos along with some old favorites. I thought I would share with you how I went about doing it and the final results.
1) Firstly I looked at the space which I wanted to hang the photos and decided I wanted to hang nine photos in a square formation.
2) Next I looked through my files of pictures and made a selection of photos I liked. I made a folder of possible photos to use.
3) I then looked at the shortlisted folder to see if there was a common color running throughout the collection. Selecting a common color such as this will make for a more cohesive collection and more pleasing results. Looking at my folder of photos I saw that a common color shared by some of the photos was red. The photos that did not have any red in I decided to print out in black and white instead.
|Grid marked on a piece of paper|
5) I downloaded my selected photos onto Mpix as this website offered 10 x 10 as a standard size. I cropped the photos to become squares during the ordering process. For the photos I would be printing in color I selected the Fuji Pearl finish which gives the pictures a gorgeous pearlised sheen. I selected black and white for the photos which did not fit into my color story.
|Grid taped to the wall in the correct position|
7) I taped this on the wall ensuring that the top line was exactly horizontal using a spirit level. I then hammered in the picture hooks through the paper.
8) When all the tacks were in place I ripped the paper off and hung the pictures up.
9) I moved them around and tried different orders before I settled on the final layout:
I was very pleased with the results and wondering which wall to tackle next.......
Good Luck and Good Making!