Thursday, 30 September 2010
my idea for this frame grew out of not being able to decide what were my favourite photos! i take a LOT of photos and i found it really hard to limit myself to just printing 10 or so to put on the wall. but unfortunately my two up two down house does not have the wall space of an art gallery (although i am thinking of smothering the stairwell in photos....hmmmm maybe some moo postcards?).
if you haven't already heard of moo they are a really cool printing company who make business cards, postcards, cards, stickers......but what makes them that extra bit special is that you can get a different image printed on EVERY single card that you buy (they call it printfinity). this meant i could order two packs of business cards each with a different photo on EACH card and create a massive photo collage! woot! too give you an ideal of scale each of those photos are the size of a standard business card and the frames are A1 (i think...does that sound about right?).
i would definitely recommend giving it a go, it was super super easy to do and two pack of cards (100 in total) cost around £25 delivered. the cardstock is also really good quality - thick with super vibrant colours. i brought the frames pretty cheap - plain pine frames from ikea which i painted white.
these frames are 2 years old now and i've got maaaaaaany more photos that i need to print so am planning on making some more frames very soon. this time i might use mini moo cards (they are half the size of business cards) as i can make up more photos to fill more space! this might be getting a bit moo obsessive but i'm also thinking about decoupaging a table with moo card photos too......!
if you don't fancy making up your own frames moo does a pretty cool mosaic frame which you can fill with mini moo cards. the design of the frame is pretty innovative...the little holders move around in about as many different designs and orders as you can think off (see video over here).