Step by step tutorial on how to create your own family photo personalized wall art. I get so many compliments on this piece and it was super fun to create.
So, if you happen to see the den makeover you might have noticed our personalized wall art that we get so many compliments on. It’s fun, different and perfect for the kids room. I’ve had so many people ask how it was done, and honestly it was so easy. Here’s the step by step tutorial.
First, find a solid color background. I used the white wall in the rec room to take the original pics. I wanted to make it fun, so I put my daughter in her favorite pigtails and let my son wear sunglasses.
After I picked a photo that I liked for each of us, I followed this tutorial from Home Stories A to Z to create the contrast silhouette. I just sort of played around until it was the way I wanted. I followed through step 7 and then saved the black and white silhouette.
Now, here comes the fun part. Once I had all four photo silhouettes, I switched over to PicMonkey. Now, I’m sure there is a way to do all this in PicMonkey, but I don’t know how to do it. But, I am more familiar with PicMonkey, so I switched over after following the above tutorial. Still with me here?
Okay, now in PicMonkey, from the home screen click “collage”.
Next, head to “add Images” and upload your silhouette photos. Place them in the collage to get going, then resize the photo at the bottom.
You can make it whatever size you like. You can also head to the little paint palette icon on the side and adjust your spacing and corners. Just play around until you like it.
Then, I rotated a couple of the photos around by clicking on each individual photo and playing around with the placement.
Okay, once you have the general outline of what you want it’s time to make it funky. Click on each photo and under “edit image” go to “effects” and click “open image in editor”. This will allow you to edit each photo.
Honestly, here I just played around until each picture looked cool and all the photos meshed well together. I started by heading into the “warhol” selection under “effects” and playing with the colors.
Then I started adding varying textures and then adjusting the colors under “basic edits”. I used a lot of the “smudge” – I just started layering things until I was happy with the way it looked. I did this for each photo, and I could never do it again exactly the same way.
After I had all the photos done, I went back into the “background” section in the collage and then re-adjusted the spacing and color.
Now, after I had the print like I wanted it, I uploaded it to Walmart’s online photo center an then ordered the print on a 24×36 canvas with a floating frame.
It fits perfectly in the room!
Update – want to see how the whole room turned out? Check out the final reveal and all the other projects here.
OTHER PROJECTS IN THIS ROOM
DIY Magnetic Calendar (coming soon)
That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions.
Personalized Wall Art
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