Hanging artwork

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

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Hanging artwork

  1. 1. Hanging artwork a tutorial
  2. 2. A hangs too low, not level with adjoining cabinet bottom A --------------
  3. 3. too high, must be at a comfortable viewing height
  4. 4. bottom edges level with the cabinet but still a bit too high ---------------
  5. 5. just right! paper patterns let you play with placement be sure to use tape that will not peel off your wall paint.
  6. 6. vertical on left has been placed two verticals on right are too low in relation to A A --------------
  7. 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. 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. 9. from patterns to perfection
  10. 10. vertical or horizontal? patterns help you see what will be most pleasing
  11. 11. A and B are too high in relation to the mirror. A B much better!
  12. 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. 13. double horizontal frames balance the large mirror Odd number placements are more pleasing then even
  14. 14. Opposite corners of artwork balance the visual weight of the room – like a teeter totter!
  15. 15. General Design Tips <ul><li>Use paper patterns to determine placement. </li></ul><ul><li>Odd numbers are more interesting then even. </li></ul><ul><li>Largest items are seen first in a design when prints are same color. </li></ul><ul><li>Color is seen first when viewing objects of differing sizes in a group. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust gutters, the space between objects, for symmetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for the viewing height of average person, ----- not tall man or short woman. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the overall room for designs that balance each other. </li></ul>

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