I have had my first Reader request. One of my fabulous readers has some old cinema film that she would like to do something with. Now, I don’t have a massive pile of film to work with, but I can show you a couple of ideas that may inspire.
I stuck some strips of film into a frame with the back removed to allow the light to shine through. I think it would also work stuck onto a plain white canvas. Leaning casually against a wall or on the mantle with a light source shining behind brings out the images and colours, and looks great. As the light source, you could buy a cheap thrift store lamp, remove the lamp shade then use a very low wattage light globe. I think a cluster of frames would work well. Imagine how great this would look made with lots of colour slides, all in neat rows in a frame. Gorgeous! I also placed some film loosely in a glass jar. If you have a long length of film this would look great, without having to cut it up. This is just a cheap discount store jar but I think the look is very effective.
Look at how great the film looks in this big old jar. With a handful of random objects arranged together, the film adds an unusual twist. I don’t know how flammable film is, but I think this would look amazing with tiny fairy lights in the jar. I hope this inspires some creativity and shows you that you really can display just about anything!