When you think about presenting your pictures or drawings to your own home, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, the classic photo frames. However, there are more creative and exciting ways to make personal artwork visible, even if the photo frames have an excellent and tasteful look. In this post, I will share creative ways to expose your favorite paintings

If you’re wondering about what to do over the holidays and want to get in touch with your creative side, here’s some food for thought to display your creative talent in an uncoventional manner.

Here’s how to display your favorite paintings and drawings:

1.  Pictures left to dry

An improvised laundry wire, trapped on one of the walls, can serve as a support for your favorite projects. Place two nails on the wall at the desired distance, depending on how many drawings you want to expose, then grab a nail string in the color you prefer. Hang up the pictures with a pair of laundry pads, which you can also paint so that they match the decor of your home. Read this.

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2.  Stunning paintings

A wreath of flowers “assorted” to an acrylic painting caught directly by the crown and exposed either on the wall or a shelf in the library.  Whether you choose a wreath of flowers or the flower crown you made, either can be used will look just as great.

3.  Gallery on the wall

If the decorative style of your home is light industrial or, on the contrary, playful, you can exhibit artistic work on the wall just as you once showed posters with your favorite artists – sticking them with adhesive tape.

Cut the adhesive tape into strips longer than the length of the sheet or canvas you painted or drawn, and hold it lengthwise, both up and down. For an industrial look, choose the black or gray adhesive tape and, for a playful look, opt for the colorful adhesive tape. Repeat the process until you get a gallery on your taste.

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4.  Artistic shelf

If you already have shelves mounted in the house, you can quickly transform them into supports for your art. Support the wall paintings and place them, grouped, on the rack. Alter the colors, textures and picture sizes by putting them in front of each other. This support is ideal for canvas work, but it can work well for drawings on paper.

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5.  Mobile art

Another fantastic idea of ​​displaying your favorite artwork, especially if it’s made on paper, is suspending them from the wall. You can pick a stick of wood that you can turn, with a little skill, into support for your paintings. This accessory looks very well above the bed in the bedroom, with a playful and natural room look. You can click here to get more ideas about art reproduction.

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Valuable tips for artists who paint on canvas

A clean cloth can take on a wave of creative ideas, but it can become as easy as a real source of stress for any artist, generating a whole series of questions: “What do I paint?”, “Where do I start? “To make your job easier, if your favorite painting support is the canvas, here are six useful tips:

1.  How to prepare the canvas

Stretch the cloth on the wooden frame or buy support with the already stretched canvas. Remove the plastic foil in which it comes packaged and begins the process by applying synthetic glue or a layer of gypsum designed to protect the fibers of the cloth and smooth the surface thereof. These substances may vary depending on the paint used later on the canvas.

2.  How to prepare the background

After applying the gypsum, you can adjust the backdrop for your painting. If you plan, for example, to paint a wild landscape, you can “clothe” the canvas in a shade of light gray. If instead, you plan to paint a western landscape, you can paint the portrait in a warm beige tone.

3.  Prepare working utensils

How do you work better? When your canvas is supported by an easel or stretched out on a flat surface with the color palette next to it? None of the variants are wrong, but the whole process will be more comfortable and more enjoyable if you prepare the work environment before you get the job done. Prepare your brushes, palette, water and any other utensils you will use during your work.

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4.  Choose the right brushes

Some brushes are more suitable for canvas paint than others. The canvas may be too hard, for example, for the brushes you usually use for the watercolor technique. Brushes especially designed for the use of acrylic paints and oil colors are therefore recommended. The method of overpainting painting often creates an outline of the elements in the picture, giving depth to the art. Effects will not be visible immediately after finishing the job, but once it has dried.

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5.  Choose the right colors

If oil colors are almost the same color before and after application, acrylics darken after drying. Choose the right colors by considering these changes to make sure that the shades used will not be much darker in the end than you wanted.

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6.  Experiment using medium

The medium is a painting oil produced from natural binders that can be added in acrylic or oil-based colors to create unique effects for canvas paintings. The medium gives the texture, a glossy force or a matte effect, depending on the type chosen.

I hope you found these ideas inspiring and will try some of them to exhibit your artwork, as opposed to the conventional ways.

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