Today's post is about an inexpensive option for displaying artwork. Recently, I had a lot of pieces to hang all at once (for the kiddos rooms) so I needed an option that wasn't going to break the bank. I found these wooden painting panels at a local art shop on campus. Each of them was less than $10 which worked into my budget wonderfully considering I had 13 pieces to hang.
I considered glueing them with PVA/methyl cellulose so that I could have a little extra drying time to make sure my mounts were properly placed. Because of the possible wrinkle factor with glue, I decided to dry mount them using my Xyron (best tool ever!) and just made sure I had a steady hand and focused eye. It was a little scary knowing I couldn't correct my work at all but I actually didn't make any mistakes that were too noticeable. Most of the pieces were just a teeny bit larger than the boards so I shaved off any excess with an Xacto after I had finished each mount.
I like the way they are elevated from the wall, I think it makes them seem a little more special. This is a great hanging option for anyone who loves buying prints but doesn't love paying for framing, but still wants their pieces to look great.
First image: mounted piece is from Bucks County Frames.
Second image: artwork is broken down in this post.