To hang or to prop?

by DIY Maven

To hang or to prop?

AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.

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La Belle Epoque–Vintage Posters

by DIY Maven

The first time I came across La Belle Epoque, I swooned. No joke. My case of the vapors was provoked by combination of things. First and foremost it was caused by their glorious selection of authentic vintage advertizing posters. Second was the price tags of said posters. A 47" x 63" Mossant, circa 1938 will run you between 1,600 and 3,000 bucks–and that’s not even on the high end of their pricing scale.

Now, I would love nothing better to...

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How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

by DIY Maven

How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

Have you ever noticed that–oftentimes–framing your new fabulous print/poster costs ten times as much as the print/poster itself? After suffering from this phenomenon for too many years I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I was buying my prints FIRST and then framing them AFTER. What I SHOULD have been doing is using the frames I already have and finding print images to fit their openings.

Re-use Your Frames

Okay, we all know this, but...

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