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Topic: Instagram-Inspired Family Photos Wall Art- pic heavy  (Read 2026 times)
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« on: July 30, 2012 10:43:27 PM »

I've been wanting to make some cool wall art out of all these photos on my phone!  I'm a terrible photographer, but I'm the ony one we got.  I can't let all these mediocre photos go to waste, so I did what all my friends on the internet do, use all the filters built into Picasa (and some from Instagram) to make the photos look trendy and cool!  I cropped them all to squares of equal size and printed them out with my inkjet:

(My dog wanted to help cut the pictures out, but I explained to her that she could not because she had no thumbs)

I wanted to mount these on something cheap or free, and I scored!  The lady at JoAnn let me have a couple of the cardboard inserts that bolts of fabric come on.  I had my son paint them black. 

I let the paint on the boards and the ink on the photos dry for a full day before moving on. 
After cutting out the photos, I arranged them on the boards to make sure the different colors were spread out and made a tile effect, then drew lines onto the boards to guide me where to place the pictures.  I then carefully Mod-Podged them on.

they took about a day to dry, and then I mounted them with some poster strips (command?  3M? Eh I don't remember.)

There was some measuring and messing around with the computer to make these fit nicely, which would be too boring to read, and too much of a pain to go into.  It did take some math to make this happen.  But it was fun, and now that I have some practice, I'd like to make a nicer one with better materials. 

« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012 07:29:56 AM »

This is really a great idea! So inexpensive to make too.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 07:36:47 PM »

I like the art work but I also like the way you found how to recycle the JoAnn's waste for a beautiful use.

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