How To: Blow-Up

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Finding and framing large-scale art can be a big and expensive undertaking, so we like this how-to, from Martha’s Blueprint, on making and framing your own — from your photos.

The article includes step-by-step instructions, a glossary of photo print terms, a list of scanning, printing, and framing vendors, and some cool ideas for getting your creative juices flowing. They range from the quotidian (poker cards) to the sentimental (baby bootie) to the canine (your dog).

We’ve recently started taking digital photos of sentimental objects like old letters and t-shirts — just before recycling them. Now we’re imagining those objects framed on our walls, large and in charge. What a great way to personalize a space.

(And here’s a local resource for blow-ups: SF’s Blow-up Lab, which is mentioned in the article but not linked.)