July 1, 2014

DIY

Posted in: Dog

Pop Art Pet Portraits— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

One of my favourite blogs is A Beautiful Mess, those girls are so creative and talented, it’s ridiculous. They also have a super cute app called A Beautiful Mess which allows you to doodle over your photos, add cute borders, phrases and filters before sharing them on social media. Go check it out!

Anyway, recently they have put up a simple art project on their blog which is very Andy Warhol like and so gorgeous. This art project allows you to turn a portrait of your pooch into a work of art.

What you will need:

Pop Art Pet Portraits— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

-8″ x 10″ frame
-8″ x 10″ pet portrait
-scissors
-spray adhesive
-2 sheets of bright, complementary-colored cardstock
-8″ x 10″ background texture image (click here to download)

Pop Art Pet Portraits— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

Step One: Cut out the background from your photo.

Step Two: Scan the cut-out image, and increase the brightness and contrast. Copy machines have options that allow you to do this directly through the copy machine. Just practice on copy paper before printing it onto the colored cardstock. When you get it how you like it, with bright whites and contrasting darks, print onto the cardstock.

Pop Art Pet Portraits— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

Step Three: Print out the background texture onto the contrasting cardstock. You can download the texture by clicking here.

Step Four: Trim the image from the first printed paper, leaving a little border around the edge.

Pop Art Pet Portraits— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

Step Five: Spray the back of the trimmed-out image and mount it to the background texture.

Step Six: Use the glass from your frame to see where to trim the excess paper from the textured background so that it fits in an 8″ x 10″ frame. Keep in mind while trimming that you want a border around the edge of the texture to show when framed.

Pop Art Pet Portrais— Inspired by Andy Warhol and easy to make!

Pretty cool hey? You should really go have a look at their blog and all their wonderful creations and ideas. And here are some examples of what you can do with the A Beautiful Mess app for your phone:

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