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« on: April 17, 2005 03:55:06 PM »

so my friend and i got the itch to go up to the art store. i bought three 4" x 4" canvas for a buck each (i'm so cheap. i hate being cheap when it comes to art supplies.) and a tube of black and white acyrlic. i photoshoped up three photos of myself from different ages: (baby, eight, and now) and then painted them on the canvas.
http://photos.yafro.com/pics3/i/20050417/15/c/6/8/c68226234fbcae4f0639f5d5a4db87d50_full.jpg
sent them home to my mom as a early mother's day present.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2005 04:20:20 PM »

That's a great idea! I'm sure your mom will love them! They look very modern-art-ish... I would definatly try this!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2005 07:28:58 PM »

how exactly did you do it? i like it a lot..i might steal it for a present to my mother..if that is ok with you.. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2005 09:46:15 PM »

Those look great
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2005 09:49:08 PM »

yeah, those are so adorable. i was thinking your avatar was really cool, and now i realize its an eight year old you. rock on, i guess.

xoxo
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2005 09:58:31 PM »

i took the photos (yeah, my avatar is the photo i used) then i used photoshop to turn them into black and white. i got the idea from spending too much time looking at the stencilling section.

http://ohmystars.net/craft/index.htm has a good tutorial in the stencilling area on how to turn photos into stencils, or in my case...this.

then i printed them out the same size as my canvas and used a permenant marker to attempt to trace the outline on to the canvas.

the white paint i used as a base didn't like that idea much, and i ended up freehanding a lot of it.

then i just painted in the black.

very cheap and easy.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005 11:25:24 PM »

those look absolutely gorgeous!  i have to say i just might have to steal the idea, too!  he, he Grin
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