These Giant ($25!) Photos Are Our New Favorite Wall Art
Whether it’s with wallpaper, picture frames or hanging textiles, we are all about making those walls of yours look like a million bucks (hopefully they wont actually cost you quite that much). If you are having trouble deciding what to do with a big blank space in your home, we’re about to make your life a whole lot more difficult. There’s a new contender in the wall art game, and it’s Photojojo’s Engineer Prints.
The company creates custom prints, which are made on industrial printers typically used for architectural and engineering work (hence the name). Photos are printed in black and white on extra-light 20 pound bond at a massive 4 x 3 feet size. These black and white beauties ship for free in the USA and are sent rolled up all nice and neat for just $25. If you’re struggling to think of what you’d do with such a large piece of paper, here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Print and hang it! Easy as that. Engineer prints work easily with tacks or tape. Simply pin up your new piece of art and enjoy — and don’t worry about ticking off your landlord.
2. Make the world’s biggest photobooth print. Did you and the gang kill it in the bar’s photobooth last weekend? Keep the momentum going and gather everyone around a blank wall. Snap four photos, upload them and make them black and white with a black border using whatever photo editing software you like. Once they’ve been printed and delivered, simply tack or tape them up vertically.
3. Make a wall mural. Measure your wall and head to Photoshop to split your image into four (or more) individual images. Save your new files and order them each as separate prints. Once they arrive lay them out and trim them to fit your wall. Scissors will work, or a yard stick, cutting mat and utility knife would work even better. Attach a removable adhesive to each panel and tack them to the wall.
4. Wrap with it! The holidays are coming. Step up your gift giving game by ordering a couple of prints and using them as your wrapping paper for the season!
5. Use it as street art. First create a classic wheat paste (one part flour, four parts water). Boil the water, mix in the flour. Use a whisk to get rid of clumps. Cut out the photo or photos you’ve had printed on the paper and head outside (or inside if you like). Use a paintbrush to add a layer of wheat paste to the wall. Smooth your print on, rubbing it to remove any air bubbles. Then cover the top with another thin layer of wheat paste.
What would you do with this versatile paper? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!