Sunday

Portrait

This is the grownup's version of Paint-by-Numbers.
The assignment was to make a portrait. So I found a picture that I thought might work.
 I cropped it and used the "posterize" tool in Photoshop, using 4 levels. I forgot to flip it (which you must if you want it to come out right), but I flipped this image so that you can compare. Print on copy paper.
 I used a piece of canvas paper, but a heavy piece of watercolor paper will work as well. Brush on a coat of ModPodge on the paper and on the front of the photo. Place the front of the photo onto the modpodged area of the receiving canvas paper while the ModPodge is wet. After it has dried, wet the back of the photo and peal off the backing until the photo has been revealed.
 Next, go through all of your magazines and find colors that correspond to the colors in your photo. You probably won't be able to match exactly, so just try to get in the color family.  I found it best to try to get several shades of each color.

Cut the magazine colors into small pieces and attach them to the photo with ModPodge. Don't worry too much about getting the exact profile. Your cut pieces will probably be rectangular or triangular but the shapes in your portrait will be more circular or organic. Don't worry, it will work out.

Brush ModPodge over the attached shapes to insure complete adherence.

Fill in large areas with small pieces in different shades.
The result is a colorful fun portrait. This process would work well for just about any artwork; figure, landscape or still life.

39 comments:

Kathryn said...

This is really cool! I am going to try it some time. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Excellent how-to thanks Joan

Jamie Dorobek said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

AuntLou said...

Outstanding idea, IMO. Can see other applications, too. :)

Schulz Family said...

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Lynda said...

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial. Something else for me to try.

the cape on the corner said...

that's awesome! how colorful.

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Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

This is really cool! I remember doing something like this in my art class freshman year in college. I forgot how much I liked the effect. I need to revisit this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Sherry of Pondered Primed Perfected said...

That's so cool! I just love how it turned out!

Michelle said...

You look absolutely beautiful- all multicolored! I can't wait to try this :) Michelle

housewifehowtos said...

What a fun project! I'm going to Pin this, because I'd love to make portraits like this of my husband and kids then line them along the stairwell.

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Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

That is a fun project! You have the best ideas!

Printingtextil Natasha said...

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