Eye Candy for a Food Photographer | Fine Art in Columbus, Ohio

June 01, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

When I decided to redo my kitchen, I knew I wanted a collage wall. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest, and have been drooling over them for months. With the help of a cutting board, a flowery platter, old disks from a food chopper, recipes and cutouts from my mother and grandmother, and 7 Photo Kitchen prints, I had my collage wall. The varying shapes, sizes, textures and colors really pop together. All of the  photos you see here, and many many more, can be purchased from our online store.
Not sure what size to print photos for your wall? Simply take white copy paper and tape it to your wall and combine more pieces until the size looks right for from a distance. Then measure the combined pieces and choose a frame that size. As you can see, framed pieces don’t always need a mat. Photos with a lot of detail can use the extra “breathing room” while photos with less detail can be framed right up to the edge. You can’t really go wrong, it’s all a matter of preference.
When creating a collage, measure the wall space you’d like the collage to remain inside, then lay all of the pieces on the floor within that same measured space.  This will help you get a sense of how they’ll look best arranged together before putting them up on the wall. Once you choose the general composition, have one person hold the pieces up to the wall while the other person is judging distance and composition. Since I did mine by myself, I took a pencil and drew the general shapes and sizes onto the wall. This worked fine, too. You can remove pencil off of semi-gloss paint with a washrag, dishwashing soap and water. NOT AN ERASER, as I found out, um, after I tried it.
 

  1. Peach Cobbler $20
$12 5×7 Print
$8 Storebought frame
  1. Wheatberries $62
$20 8×12 Print
$42 Silver Curved Frame, Non-Glare Glass, White Mat
  1. Raspberries and Cream $56
$20 8×12 Print
$36 Silver Ornate Frame, Non-Glare Glass
  1. Sage $20
$12 5×7 Print
$8 Storebought Frame
  1. Apricots $45
$35 11×14 Print
$10 Storebought Frame
  1. Beeting Hearts $45
$35 11×14 Print
$10 Storebought Frame
  1. Buddha’s Hand $45
$35 11×14 Print
$10 Storebought Frame
In case you’re wondering what my kitchen looked like before, here’s a view into the past.
The green and teal served me well for 4 years, but it was time for a change. 

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