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Getting your artwork up on the wall can feel a bit like a Herculean task. It can  be over whelming just trying to work out where to put things and then there's the issue of getting things at the right height without leaving twenty million holes in your walls! There are some tips and tricks though for making it easier for you. I also have an online guide that has even more tips and tricks...

Tips and Tricks:

1/ Group your artwork first in to cohesive bunches. Mix it up with illustrations, painting, design pieces and photography. Different sizes, different frames. Just makes sure that the images work with each other through their general tones or subject theme. Bright or muted colours, they just need to be similar. 

2/ Lay some large sheets of paper (newspaper is perfect) on the floor and tape it altogether so it covers your entire wall you want to hang you work on. Place your images down on the paper and move the images around until they feel like they're all sitting together comfortably.
2/ Lay some large sheets of paper (newspaper is perfect) on the floor and tape it altogether so it covers your entire wall you want to hang you work on. Place your images down on the paper and move the images around until they feel like they're all sitting together comfortably.
3/ Draw around the outlines of your artworks with a marker pen on to the paper (newspaper). Remove your artwork and place them in the same layout but off your paper. Measure across each of your outlines on your paper to find the centre line and draw a short line down it.
3/ Draw around the outlines of your artworks with a marker pen on to the paper (newspaper). Remove your artwork and place them in the same layout but off your paper. Measure across each of your outlines on your paper to find the centre line and draw a short line down it.
4/ Now pick up your first piece of art and using a tape measure, pull the string up tight and measure to the top of your frame. That measurement is where your bend in your hook needs to be. On your piece of paper and the outline that corresponds to your piece of art you just measured put a mark across your centre line at the measurement you just got. Repeat step 4 for all of your pieces of art.
4/ Now pick up your first piece of art and using a tape measure, pull the string up tight and measure to the top of your frame. That measurement is where your bend in your hook needs to be. On your piece of paper and the outline that corresponds to your piece of art you just measured put a mark across your centre line at the measurement you just got. Repeat step 4 for all of your pieces of art.
5/ Once you've done this you can take your huge sheet of paper and tape it to the wall. Get your hammer and hooks and hammer in the nail so the bend in the hook is sitting over your mark you drew on every piece of outlined art.
5/ Once you've done this you can take your huge sheet of paper and tape it to the wall. Get your hammer and hooks and hammer in the nail so the bend in the hook is sitting over your mark you drew on every piece of outlined art.

6/Once you've done this you can rip of the paper and hang up all your artwork. Perfect!! 

Here's the link to the booklet on hanging images that has some other ideas too... Displaying Your Artwork

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