If you love handmade,
you'll have fun making this
custom large scale art for your home.
This piece measures 35" wide x 30" tall.
Although this project isn't difficult,
you will need access to Photoshop
or another photo editing program
that can enlarge the image size.
Choose a photo and open in photoshop.
You might want to choose a photo
that doesn't have a lot of detail
because there will be places
where the picture has a vintage rubbed off look.
Also, the higher the photo resolution, the better.
(say at least 200)
Also, your photo image will be flipped when you transfer,
so if you need to, "flip horizontal" before resizing.
Avoid a lot of red in the photo you choose.
Click image>image size.
I set my width for 30"
and it automatically sets the height.
Now to print .
Uncheck the "Center Image" box in the "position" section.
Begin by clearing both the top and left numbers.
This means you will start printing the very upper left
of the photo first.
Print the upper left page,
then (leaving "top" blank)
type in a negative number in the "left" box
until you work your way across the page
printing all parts of your photo.
For my large picture,
I had about 4 pages across the top
and 4 pages across the bottom.
I printed all 8 pages (regular computer paper)
on my inkjet printer.
I overlapped them very slightly and held them together on the back
with a small amount of tape.
So I had a large pieced together poster of the photo.
Cut thin board the size of the photo.
Paint White. Dry.
Brush on a coat of Mod Podge
covering entire board.
Place photo poster face down on mod podge.
Press printed paper onto board using a plastic card.
I let mine dry overnight.
Use a damp rag or paper towel to wet paper
and peel and rub off.
That's the fun part - to see the reveal!
Remember, this is a rustic, vintage look -
there will be places that look like they are worn off.
I used pallet boards for the frame.
To get a richer color
I brushed on a light watered down wash
of gray and brown and black in places.
Then sealed the boards with gloss acrylic.
Panel board - $5
Printer ink - $5
Mod Podge - $3
Paint and Screws - $2
Your Custom work of art
with big impact for a few dollars.
You can always experiment with an 8x10,
an easy one page transfer first.
I'm already planning my next photo transfer
using a nature scene!
Hope you try it,