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Monday, April 23, 2012

Newspaper Graphic Art Tutorial by Two Hoots + A Holler

Hi Julie Ann readers! I'm so excited to be over here today.  My name is Mae and I blog over at Two Hoots & a Holler.  
Today I'm going to show you the easiest craft ever, inspired by this photo I found on Pinterest:
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I'm a huge fan of the 1950's retro style (who isn't?) and when I saw these images on the Graphics Fairy, I knew I had to use them.  Remembering the book art I had pinned above, I quickly tore pages out of an old sewing book and got to printing.
I then used an old window I found in my mom's barn as the frame.  I used ribbon to add a border around each print and voila!  Easiest craft ever.
And just because I'm a huge fan of interactive art, I put a jar of dry erase markers beside the frame and encourage guests to add their own dialogue box to the images. 
This kind of book art is SO easy it feels wrong and the possibilities are absolutely endless.  Go find some images you like, a book or newspaper you don't want anymore, and happy printing!

10 comments:

  1. What a seriously cool diy. I just may have to try this.

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  2. That is so awesome! I love the old window :-) I love to print Graphics Fairy Images on fabric too. I did that to a seat cover in this post....
    http://iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com/2011/09/another-little-chair-redo.html
    Yours looks great!

    Jill

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  3. That awesome!! I love the old window! I don't know why I never thought to print the graphics on book pages?? I like to print graphics fairy images on fabric :-) I did that to this old chair that I recovered....
    http://iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com/2011/09/another-little-chair-redo.html
    Yours looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow! It's just that easy eh? LOL

    Cheers,
    Messy

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  5. repurposed barn wood is my liiiiife. love this tutorial!
    thanks for sharing. xo!

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  6. This is awesome! Love this! Great post.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  7. wow, these are soo fun!

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  8. I wondered how easy that was to do! It doesn't print a white square around the art? :) Thanks for the encouragement to do this!

    http://munchtalk.blogspot.com/

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    1. Not if you save the image as a .PNG file before printing. (and of course cropping out the blank spots that would be white)
      I would recommend PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements for this.

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  9. This is soooooo amazing! I can only imagine how great it looks in your living room! Great idea!

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