Designing A Multi Aperture Frame, 3 tips for how to create stunning display pieces that capture a collection of memories

Multi aperture frame of memories created on holiday in Canada

Multi aperture frames, in my personal opinion are the perfect pieces of art for the family home. I often go on holiday with the family and struggle to choose which one photo would look good framed. Instead, I frame collections of them which bring the walls to life. There are a few key guidelines I usually follow when planning something like this (not always, but it’s a good starting point):

Here are 3 tips for creating a multi aperture frame

Create a Centre Point

Adding a centre point creates an instant draw on the eyes and can be used Instead of captions. By adding a part of your trip, this allows you to truly make it a personal and bespoke frame. For example, The frame shown here  has an Ice Hockey Puck, that was used in an Ice hockey match on Christmas Day on a frozen lake in Canada, BC.

Keep Your Apertures Symmetrical

By keeping your mount apertures symmetrical you help to create a balanced look and feel to your frame. Symmetrical objects and shapes are more familiar and play by the rules that our brains are programmed to recognise easily. 

Add colour to match the centre piece or mood

Multi aperture frames work great with a second colour/ double mount. A normal approach is to pick a main colour from the central piece and use that as a double mount secondary colour. However, what if that colour doesn’t work? I tend to look at the photos all laid out and see if there is a similar colour scheme throughout, I then use that colour instead.

Of course, they are a lots of other ways to make multiple aperture frames look good but if you’re unsure, here’s a good place to start.

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All of the projects above have complicated mounts that require a computerised mount cutter in order to create them. If you would like to explore the possibility of undertaking a project similar to this, please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.

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