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How to use paper patterns to design a wall display of frames or artwork of varying sizes.

How to use paper patterns to design a wall display of frames or artwork of varying sizes.

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  • 1. Hanging artwork a tutorial
  • 2. A hangs too low, not level with adjoining cabinet bottom A --------------
  • 3. too high, must be at a comfortable viewing height
  • 4. bottom edges level with the cabinet but still a bit too high ---------------
  • 5. just right! paper patterns let you play with placement be sure to use tape that will not peel off your wall paint.
  • 6. vertical on left has been placed two verticals on right are too low in relation to A A --------------
  • 7. two verticals right are spaced more evenly in relation to Vertical A Gutter (g) between B and C is too high A g B C
  • 8. Using Midline of Vertical A the gutter placement of B and C are determined. B and C have the same amount of distance top and bottom (t and b) in relation to Vertical A. Gutter (g1) at 9 inches does not match (g2) in 5 inches (measured distance from the corner). A B C -----t ----b g1 g2
  • 9. from patterns to perfection
  • 10. vertical or horizontal? patterns help you see what will be most pleasing
  • 11. A and B are too high in relation to the mirror. A B much better!
  • 12. Patterns are also helpful for heavy objects like mirrors which need to be centered Patterns can help cut down on hole hanging mistakes
  • 13. double horizontal frames balance the large mirror Odd number placements are more pleasing then even
  • 14. Opposite corners of artwork balance the visual weight of the room – like a teeter totter!
  • 15. General Design Tips
    • Use paper patterns to determine placement.
    • Odd numbers are more interesting then even.
    • Largest items are seen first in a design when prints are same color.
    • Color is seen first when viewing objects of differing sizes in a group.
    • Adjust gutters, the space between objects, for symmetry.
    • Plan for the viewing height of average person, ----- not tall man or short woman.
    • Look at the overall room for designs that balance each other.