I had been creating some wall art for my craft room in progress, when I stumbled across an adorable idea for creating memory wall art. I decided to create a similar one with all three of my boys!
I am not particularly good with Photoshop, so I wanted to find a way to create the inspiration art using PicMonkey. Here’s how I did it:
- I took a picture of each of my boys separately on a white blanket in different positions (posed to make it look like they were holding onto balloons).
- I imported the pictures separately into PicMonkey and added a white box as an overlay. I faded the overlay so I could see the picture behind it and then I used the eraser tool to erase out the each boy’s pictures so that their image showed through, but the background was crisp white behind them. Don’t forget to get rid of the fade on the overlay before saving!
- After making the backgrounds on each boy’s images white, I created a blank white canvas (12′ by 18″) using the design tab in PicMonkey. I layered the three boys’ pictures as overlays on the white canvas. The result is below:
- I sent the .jpg to Office Max and they printed a 12″ by 18″ color copy for me for $1.17 (on nice paper, no less!).
- I then used a colored stamp pad to stamp each kids’ fingers at the top of the print. Using a black watercolor pencil, I drew strings to connect their fingerprints to their hands.
It’s an adorable memento of my little boys and would make a great gift for grandparents, too!
EDIT: Note if you are not particularly good with photo editing you can just cut out the photos, tape them to the paper and then color photocopy that! It would look near identical to the method I described above, I imagine.