This week I wanted to try something a bit different, and so I figured out how to do time lapse with my camera. I still had a huge empty wall in my new apartment, so I decided to put together a time lapse video of myself hanging up a large collage of posters, maps, postcards, tape, ribbon, string, and more. You can check out the video above, a bonus deleted scenes video below and then more photos beneath that with links to where I bought a lot of the posters and other stuff!
Here you can see a page of Daily Prophet covers, which I literally just photocopied out of the Harry Potter Page to Screen book. If you see a design you like, and the colors aren’t terribly integral to it, just photocopy it and save it for your own inspiration folders.
The Typeface Combinations poster, designed by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann. I picked it up at a design event that FontShop had a table at – they were just giving them away for free! You can buy the poster here on Etsy and see all of the typeface combinations on this website.
I love using artist’s tape on the wall, since it’s not sticky enough to leave any residue. I learned my lesson when I was a teenager to not use duct tape on the walls – someday I’ll share that whole story!
An illustration my roommate did of me back in college. She goes by LoriDays online, and she also makes videos on YouTube!
It’s kind of hard to see what’s going on here, but I was trying to illustrate how I got some of the postcards to stand out from the wall. Basically, I used masking tape to tape two layers of thin foamcore to the wall, and then I pinned the postcard directly into that foamcore. It lets the postcard stand about a quarter inch away from the wall, which gives the whole collage a lot more dimension and more interesting shadows.
I love this map! It’s of a national park somewhere, and I picked it up at the recycled craft store I talked about in my previous video.
Shiny silver binder clips, also from Staples. I learned the binder clip trick to hang posters when I was at RISD and a lot of the posters at department shows were hung with them. Another benefit I forgot to mention in the video is that you don’t have to put any holes in the posters!
Six roles of washi tape that I purchased from PaperWhiteDesigns on Etsy. I can’t wait to use them in even more projects, and buy more whenever I’m in the mood for some new textures.
Thanks so much for reading and checking out my photos! Be sure to check back next week for another video and craft project I’m really excited to share!