This is your area so don’t be hung up about breaking the rules! If you think that it works, consider it! Many of the articles suggest not using the same frame for the entire collection. In the above photo, our client wanted to unify his family photos by using the same frame for all on of the items on his gallery wall. For his situation, it works.
Don’t be afraid to add three dimensional objects of different shapes and sizes to your gallery wall. A flea-market find, souvenir from vacation or family heirloom is an appropriate addition. Refer to Instagram and Pinterest for unusual ideas and layouts.
If you have a large amount of items to be framed for your wall, take your time, plan it out and work with an experienced framer who will help you through the process. Since it can be time consuming it’s best to call ahead to reserve a time period.
Here are a few pointers for hanging your gallery wall:
Cut out the shape of each item from newspaper or kraft paper and use painters tape to arrange the cutouts on the wall to experience the final effect.
Lay the arrangement out on the floor near the wall to see the overall balance before committing to making holes in the wall.
Make sure that the items have proper hanging hardware. Wires attached to D-Rings used with professional picture hooks work in most cases. Frames with sawtooth hangers in the top center often get knocked down and should be used with caution. Screw eyes frequently come loose over time so you might please consider other options.
Don’t be afraid to hire a professional installer. If you cannot fit it into your schedule, don’t have the proper ladders or simply don’t enjoy the process, contact us and we can refer you to some local installers in the Philadelphia area.
One of the most intriguing items at Whispering Woods Gallery is the historic map collection portal. We offer your favorite maps from all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Philadelphia, NJ Shore points, New York City, and all over the USA. Let’s take it a bit further. We offer over 1.6 million maps from all over the world! We offer our maps unframed but we suggest letting us frame them to look their best to last for generations. These maps are printed to your specifications. Want to give it a spin? Go to our map site to look for US Maps. Looking for a world map or something a little different? This page will let you travel the world!
One of my favorite types of vintage maps is the “Birdseye View.” These maps were made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sometimes referred as aero or panoramic views, they are non-photographic maps of cities and towns from above. See the Margate map below. Want to search for your town? Search here for “Birdseye View” maps. Just put in the state that you are interested in, to get going.
For a price quote or to order call Sue at 215-364-4321. Need this for a holiday gift? Hurry as the maps are printed just for you.
Whispering Woods Gallery is proud to be an exclusive P. Buckley Moss dealer since 1989. Beauty on the Row is a spectacular new giclee print by Pat measuring 20 x 30″ in an edition of 250 with 25 artists proofs. Issued in 2015, the price is $650 and available by special order. Contact Sue for more details at 215-364-4321. Stop by the shop to see our extensive selection. To see more on Pat’s work.
Whispering Woods Gallery is happy to announce that we’ve added a new moulding line to our diverse selection of frames. We have new hardwood moulding from American Moulding out of Lake Ariel, PA. Not only is the wood from Pennsylvania trees, but it is handcrafted here too. There is a wide selection of oak, ash, and cherry in many different profiles and stains. Also there are barnwood and pine mouldings too. These frames work well with country or rustic items as well as with items needing simplicity.
I recently discovered the book “The Unforgettable Photograph” by celebrity photographer George Lange with Scott Mowbray. This book gives “228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life.” Easy to grasp and not too technical, you can pick up some great advice whether you use a smartphone, a point-and-shoot, or a high end camera. This is a great time of year to take photos of your friends, family and pets. Although I am not a professional when it comes to photography, I can certainly give you professional advice on how to frame your photos. Don’t leave your images on your media card or phone. Get them printed and enjoy them! I can’t wait to see your photos!