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January 27, 2010, 11:43 am Yahoo!7
Some interesting ways to display your child's art.
These display ideas cost next to nix but are worth their weight in gold to the lucky mum who receives her children’s paintings so beautifully presented.
Store-bought frames, old window sashes and catering table-number stands – even the faithful standby, Blu-Tack – all do justice to children’s art, and here’s how.
1. Pull together an impressive body of ‘abstract’ works from a young master. Allowing for a card mat, frame each piece in a black frame (from discount variety stores) for unified appeal. If you can’t find black frames, buy whatever’s available and paint to suit. Size doesn’t matter as long as when you put all the frames together they fit neatly within a square or rectangle outline, as pictured.
2. Pick up an old window sash – without the glass – from a reclamation or building yard. Scrub it clean, sand it smooth and repaint it if you wish, before backing it with a painted plywood or cane-ite backboard. It’s terrific for a display of kids’ art, as you simply slide the paintings under the windowpanes, which hold them in place until it’s time for a new set.
3. Showcase your little Picasso’s art with stainless steel table-number stands (from catering equipment companies) of varying heights, arranged as a group. So each picture stands proud and straight and doesn’t flop, centre and then mount it onto sturdy black card. The border of black acts as a mat board, highlighting the picture itself. If you laminate the best of the pictures, they can be kept long after you finish displaying them.
4. Hot-glue small plastic toys around an inexpensive supermarket or discount-shop frame. Let dry, then, working in a well-ventilated area (preferably outside), spray-paint it a glossy primary colour such as red or blue. A fun frame for a fun artwork – it can be the frame you use to rotate a weekly picture.5. Enlarge our templates and cut motifs from colourful sturdy card. Use these, and a little Blu-Tack, to hold the corners of a young artist’s pictures in place – on walls, doors or the fridge.
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