Reclaimed Moulding Gets A Wedding Makeover

Re customer and professional upcycler, Tiffany Threadgould, recently purchased unfinished moulding and reworked it into a massive standing frame for a wedding. The frame, decorated with paper flowers, was used as a ceremony backdrop and again as a photo booth prop at the reception! See the photo below for a cute dog in a party hat and for a look at the frame once it was painted gold. Tiffany added vibrant paper flowers in a variety of sizes and patterns to match the flowers and color scheme of the wedding. The frame was clearly a hit at the ceremony and at … Continue reading

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Graphic Design in the Analog Era

We love vintage here at The Resource Exchange and even better we love vintage with a story! These vintage graphic design essentials now have a chance to be put to good use as a part of your modern graphic design and not to waste. Whether you’re new to graphic design or a seasoned pro, it is always fun to visit the origins of any craft. Forty years ago, a graphic design degree was a much more hands on experience and a course called Paste-Up was required of every student. A process that involved working with Exacto knives, layout boards, and … Continue reading

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Untouchable to Wonder Woman: Custom Made Scenery Gets New Life!

Local photographer Celeste Giuliano often finds materials here at The Resource Exchange to use in the sets she puts together for her pin-up shoots. For her latest project, inspired by Wonder Woman, she used the custom made columns that we saved from the major motion picture Untouchable! Over the course of 8 days in her studio, Celeste shot over 40 women, all of them posed as Wonder Woman in the set she built. “Part of that set was inspired by pieces I found at the Resource Exchange. While shopping I discovered a few greek columns that I knew would perfectly replicate … Continue reading

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