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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Best Invention for Hanging Art on Paper

'Landscape Variation #48' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis
painting available Paypal or check $80
Wouldn't it be nice to fill your studio walls with art! I have a large paneled wall and wanted to find a way to hang my small daily paintings. Last week I shared the tip about using an Ikea Curtain wire and that works great for temporary storage but I decided I wanted to display my 100 landscape variations as I completed them. Thumbtacks were out because I didn't want any holes in the paintings. I wasn't keen on using the sticky tack stuff either. I was thrilled to discover PaperCrickets....the best invention for hanging paper!

A section of my wall with some of the Variation Challenge paintings hung with Papercrickets
A close-up of a Papercricket in the frost color

What is a Papercricket? Here is a quote from the ASW website where you can purchase them.
"The PaperCricket is a paper-friendly push pin that secures photographs, postcards, Artist Trading Cards, posters and similar paper products onto a bulletin board or drywall without puncturing the paper. No holes! Great for offices, classrooms and dorm rooms!
Besides not puncturing the photo or paper item, the PaperCricket's flexible wing design allows you to slip the item in and out without pulling the "cricket" off the wall or bulletin board, allowing less damage to a wall surface. Available in Frosted or Black finishes."

I love them because it is so easy to leave the crickets in place and slip the painting out of the clip with no damage. Great for artists and collectors! You can buy Papercrickets at ASW Express.

Today's painting is one of my 100 Landscape variations that I completed in 2009. I will be posting this week on the importance of Value in painting so please be sure to check back in or sign up for updates!


Sue Deutscher said...

What a great tip, thank you!
Sue Deutscher

Karen said...

You're welcome! I love them!

Gaye Sekula: Impressions said...

I am thoroughly enjoying your blog. Your art is beautiful and your tips are great. Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Thank you Gaye! I'm glad you are enjoying it. Lots more tips to share!