Hanging Delicate Cut Paper Artwork?

Hanging Delicate Cut Paper Artwork?

Aaron Able
Sep 1, 2009

Q: I recently picked up these gorgeous cut-paper images of a tree. I have no idea how to hang it — obviously the artist didn't either, since she had it fixed to a wall with painter's tape!

Sent by Jess

I've thought about pins, or reinforcing the borders with narrowly cut strips of wood — this would also serve the purpose of setting it off from the wall a bit, playing up the shadows. Or simply sandwiching the borders between larger pieces of wood. I've seen one framed and I definitely prefer it without glass. Part of what I like is how it gets a bit wavy and the little branches poke in and out. Any ideas? I'd be much obliged! BTW They are quite big — 20' x 30'-ish. Thanks! Jess

Editor: This is a great question to help kick-off Arts, Crafts & Collections month on Apartment Therapy! I think you are on the right track with sandwiching the borders between frames — does anyone have more specific advice for Jess?

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