Monday, 6 June 2011

Art Frames.... (tutorial)

When ever we go to an art gallery or museum I tend to pick up a couple of art postcards, if Ebi-kun has taken to something I will try and get a a postcard of the piece. A while ago I found these postcard frames, the one side is open so you can slide the postcards in easily, I have seen them all over the place so I am pretty sure they are easy to find.
I decided we needed labels for the pictures, it was really easy and makes a great little interactive art piece.
 On the front I stuck a piece of velcro
 Then I cut a pile of cards on thick card stock and stuck the other part of the velcro on the back of the cards
 Initially, I was going to type the name of the piece and artist but then decided to hand write them because it will be easily to add new cards as we expand the collection.
 Stick the name card on the frame and you are done! We have two frames, one for landscape pictures and one for portrait and a pile of postcards, the labels we keep in an envelope with the postcards. Ebi-kun can check if he has picked out the correct label because all the postcards have the name on the back.
If you don't have any art postcards you could use the download Art Cards and make a frame to fit them, it would also be fun to do with postcards of places around the world.

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoy reading your posts - I can't wait to try making these art frames!I have a question for you, though. I'm in Hong Kong and looking for a good mail-order company selling montessori teaching materials and equipment. I'm homeschooling starting in September. I remember reading somewhere a recommendation you gave - but I can't find it now - any recommendations?
    My email is mpayne90@hotmail.com.
    Thanks!!
    Megan

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  2. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing, Jo!

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  3. Hi Megan, I used IFIT Montessori to get our equipment, I would say the equipment is OK for home use but wouldn't hold up for a school. The first order I made with them, they were very helpful and so I put in a second order and the service went down hill, a friend in Japan also tried to put in an order but she was so disgusted with their service that she cancelled it.

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  4. I always buy my girlies tons of postcards, too, to stick on the walls over their bed. I LOVE the idea of labels, especially since they no longer have access to the back of a postcard once it's tacked to the wall.

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