5 Minute DIY: Magnetic Scroll Frame (No Woodworking Required!)

DIY Hanging Poster Frame

Get ready, gang, because this is a fast one! I love having art all throughout my house, but I don’t love buying frames. They’re so expensive. I don’t own any rare art, so it seems silly to buy frames that cost more than the original artwork itself. I like the trending, vintage-y look of a scroll frame, but enjoy the freedom of being able to switch out art pieces, like with a traditional frame. So why not both? Continue Reading

Summertime Vibes: 5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

5 Free Typographic Downloads Based on Popular Hits this Summer

Summertime is all about kicking back, letting loose and enjoying some much needed relaxation time! Time to open the windows, let the breeze in, blast some tunes and be carefree – at least for a song or two. And these five prints based on popular songs this summer will be sure to remind you to take some time to just dance all your stress and worries away that might be hanging over your shoulder. It’s great therapy and a whole lotta fun!  Continue Reading

How To: Make One-of-a-Kind Prints Using Gelatin!

created at: 05/31/2012

I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required — just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?   

 

created at: 05/31/2012

Cassie Stephens put together this tutorial as part of an art class for second graders. It’s pretty simple and, frankly, kind of magical! All you need to try this at home is the following:

  • gelatin
  • cookie sheets
  • printmaking brayer (available at most craft stores)
  • printing ink
  • leaves
  • paper

Once you’ve gathered your supplies and are ready to found out how this awesome process works, head over to Cassie’s blog!

Curbly’s Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

created at: 05/29/2012

As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It’ll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!    Continue Reading

Curbly’s Wall Art Shopping Guide: 18 Awesome Prints for Kids!

created at: 05/17/2012

I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with art and think kids deserve awesome art, too! Here are a few of my favorite prints from talented artist and illustrators from around the globe. Check them out and if you know of anyone else who should be on the list, tell us in the comments!   

1. Dinosaur Batman print by Joe Carr

2. Monsieur III print by Blanca Gomez

3. Retro Robot print by Handz

4. Take Me For a Walk print by Sarah Jane Studios

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Curbly’s Wall Art Shopping Guide: 24 Awesome Typographic Prints

created at: 05/14/2012

The second installment in our wall art shopping guide series is here! In keeping with the typography theme from yesterday, we’ve rounded up 24 totally awesome prints from talented designers and artists across the Interwebs. Enjoy!   

 

1. Be the Anchor print by Alejandro Giraldo

2. The Art Of print by Wasted Rita

3. Commands No. 3 print by Christopher David Ryan

4. S’more print by David Schwen

5. I Heart Space print by Christopher David Ryan

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Curbly’s Wall Art Shopping Guide: 10 Cool Collages

created at: 05/08/2012

It’s art month here at Curbly! We’re going to be sharing enough DIY art projects in the coming days and weeks to fill every blank wall in America (by my rough estimates). But, if you’re itching to get something up on your walls ASAP, we’re putting together some shopping guides to help you find affordable art now!   

 

 

Our first in this series is dedicated to one of my favorite mediums ever: collage! Here are ten prints and/or original collages to get your pad looking stylish without breaking the bank.

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Curbly Gift Guide: 23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts!

created at: 11/17/2011

If your DIY skills aren’t quite up to snuff, but you’re still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you’re in luck!  We’ve rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet.  Enjoy!   

 

created at: 11/17/2011

1. Wallets and Accessories by Sewlutions

2. Handmade Soap by Revive

3. Wood and Leather Home Goods by Peg and Awl

4. Felt Tech Accessories by Byrd&Belle

5. Ceramic Housewares by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

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See your art framed and hanging on your wall BEFORE you buy it

Frame your art to preview before you buy

So you have a photograph you’d like to have enlarged and framed, but you’re not sure if it’s quite right for the wall/room you have in mind in which to display it. Or perhaps you’ve found what you think might be the perfect print for that bare wall in your digs. These familiar situations are no longer conundrums with art.com‘s cool MyFrameShop. The feature allows users to virtually frame pictures in their Facebook, Picasa or Flickr accounts OR straight off their computers OR those works in art.com’s collection. Continue Reading