Decorating with postcards/textiles
TickledOnion · 03/05/2016 15:24
I have this lovely box of 100 postcards of patterned textiles www.amazon.co.uk/Pattern-Box-Postcards-Contemporary-Designers/dp/1616891882?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21.
I would love to use the postcards in some kind of artistic display but I can't work out what to do and am worried about it looking really naff.
Can anyone help with any ideas? I don't mind cutting the postcards possibly into circles. Would a display of patterned circles look odd?
WineOrSleep · 03/05/2016 21:45
They're so cool!! Personally I'd do a big mosaic type board of them, almost the wall size, but leaving enough of a gap all the way round. Leave the other walls neutral and just revel in the zany-ness of them
SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies · 03/05/2016 21:47
Are you wanting to frame them or place them directly onto a wall? Or could you try them on furniture, eg - as I did once, line the back of a book case with them.
I've also used them on a wall, first choosing the centre one then moving outwards from there, allowing the colours to link and flow through the cards. The cards I used were straight sided, as the fitted together like a mosaic, but yes, you could use circles, why not?
What about something like these.......
SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies · 03/05/2016 21:49
So you could cut them to overlap, or create a collage with them.
TickledOnion · 03/05/2016 22:35
I don't have a big enough wall to do a collage of all of them. My house is very neutral and boring so this would certainly make a statement. Just not sure I'm brave enough.
I was thinking of something simple like this but the patterns are all so different that I don't know if it would work. this
SixtiesChildOfWildBlueSkies · 03/05/2016 22:57
Sorry OP - your link won't go through so i can't see what you're referring to.
It's your home, so you can decorate it however you wish.
TickledOnion · 03/05/2016 23:07
I can't seem to do links from that page. It was this.
Ditsy4 · 04/05/2016 07:41
Have you got a downstairs loo. I would use them as they are and make a feature wall. It would be interesting to anyone ...visiting!
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