I've had an amazing April. So busy it seems. The highlight was a four day encaustic painting workshop here in Seattle put on by R and F paints. Daniella Woolf was our instructor. I learned so much that my head was bursting by the time I left on Sunday evening. 12 people from as far as Canada, the midwest and Nova Scotia. Great group, great class - so much to try now.
Above is a group of 3x3 paintings on 3/4" birch plywood. They are done with India ink and mono print. I wanted to display them somehow other than stacking them on a shelf.
When I was at IKEA cruising the aisles looking for whatever... I came across their magnetic stainless steel wall mount knife rack. $8.99 - I got two. I mounted one vertically on the wall. it does not come with screws, so you do need to get some in order to complete this project.
Next I put a cluster of 4 thumbtacks on the back of the painting. The thumbtacks work fine, but next time I will try supergluing a large flat round washer from the hardware store. The paintings hang nicely - a little off center and some wanted to hang a little catty wompus - has something to do with the magnets in the knife rack. I like the way they stack kind of like building blocks but they can be stacked straight too.
This method can also be done in reverse with a metal bar on the wall and magnets on the backs of the paintings.
I haven't tried it with photos yet, but I think I will use flat round washers to hold the photos in place on the rack.