How to Display Pipes in Shadow Box
Many people around us fancy pipes, and also are much keen to collect pipes. These pipes are a sign of aristocracy, and people want to preserve them for a long time. In such cases displaying them in a shadow box can be the best solution. For this reason, today we are going to suggest a technique on how to display pipes in the shadow box, this will be much beneficial for the pipe enthusiasts, and this will also preserve the pipes for a long time.
Displaying your collection of pipes in a shadow box can be much aesthetic, and this will also keep the pipes safe and dust-free. Many ways can be used to display these pipes in a shadow box. We have shortlisted the most simplified technique for your better convenience. This process is stated below whit proper clarification.
For this method, at first, you have to make the shadow box and place a background on the box. Before placing the pipes, you must create a soothing backdrop for the shadow box. The texture of this background should be selected in such a manner that the pipes are seen vigorously form outside, and this will also create an aristocratic vibe. We suggest that you use maroon or velvet color backdrops in such cases.
Next, you have to take the backdrop and then mark the places you want to attach your pipes. If there is a single pipe that you want to display, then you can easily observe the center of the board, but for multiple pipes, you need to mark them equidistant from each other. Once you have marked the points, you will have to gather some Velcro tapes and acid-free photo-safe stickers. These will be much helpful for attaching the pipes with the board.
Next, you have to take the individual pipe and find the center of the pipe in which all the weight of the pipe can be balanced. In engineering terms, this is called the centroid. The total weight fo the object will be converted to this point. This can be found out by balancing the pipe on one finger. When you get the place that will balance the pipes, you can easily attach a sticker to that place. This will act as a mark for the Velcro attachment.
Before using the Velcro or the sticker, you must cut them into small pieces to not be seen from the front of the pipes. Now you have to take the attaching part of the Velcro and sew it with the board, you can also use sticker to attach the Velcro, but sewing will give more rigidity, then you have to attach rest of the Velcro to the sticker affixed at the back of the pipes. Now you have to connect the pipe to the board through joining the Velcro. Thus you can easily display your pipes in a shadow box.
Lastly, we hope that the technique that we have exhibited here will help you make a shadow box that will display the pipes. This is a unique DIY technique that is quite intriguing. The beginners can improve their skills through this technique. Happy crafting. Have a nice day!!