If you want to save money on art in your home, this easy hack will show How To Make Printed Art Look More Like A Painting in seconds.
I love having little pieces of art in our home. We don’t have a ton of open wall space where I can hang a bunch of bigger pieces, but I do have little areas and shelves that are just calling for a smaller piece of art.
This hack is the easiest way to display printed art that makes it look more like a real painting or piece of art.
Printing off art from FREE sites has become a new obsession of mine. I am always changing things up and this gives me a FREE way to change the art in different areas of our home with no cost. Not only do I redecorate a lot, but I am also always searching for vintage and ornate frames at the thrift store so I can have an excuse to find another print to put inside it.
I wrote a post about how I get free art for our home HERE.
How To Make Printed Art Look More Like A Painting
- First, print off the art you want from a FREE site. (Find the sites I use HERE).
- Then, cut out the print.
- Next, open the frame you are putting the art in.
- Remove the glass and anything else that is inside the frame.
- Now, put the printed art in the frame first – NOT THE GLASS.
- Then, put the glass behind the printed art (and anything else that was in the frame).
- Then, close the frame and display!
I put the glass back inside the frame so I don’t lose it if I want to use it for something else, but I also want to “fill” the frame so that the printed art is tight in the frame and not wrinkled or falling in any way. That is also why I put the cardboard or whatever else may be inside the frame when I am taking the glass out. It just “fills” the frame and helps keep the printed art in place.
This simple hack makes the art look more like a painting and not just a printed piece. If you don’t want to use your home printer, you can get these pieces printed at stores like Staples, CVS, Walgreens, etc.
I love the way it looks in the older frames. It gives me the look I want without having to spend any money. And, I can change it easily when my mood or decorating style changes.
What do you think? Would you try this?
I shared how I did this project with an 88¢ frame I found at Goodwill on my YouTube channel HERE. I am adding new videos to my channel every week. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE when you are there so you don’t miss any of them.
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