Friday, September 9, 2011

Knock Off Art

Sometimes I get an idea for something in the strangest places!



Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this, but here's where the idea came from.




When Greg had his surgery a couple of weeks ago, this picture was on the wall right across from me. The picture is so bad because I took it with the I-Pad and don't know how to get the pictures off of it. That is a picture of the picture on the I-Pad. Still with me?


 

The next day, I gave Greg a pain pill and when he went to take a nap, I went to Hobby Lobby!
I found that print.



I marked off 9 squares on the back of the picture. I forgot to take a picture of the little square Woodsies I bought, but you'll see them next. I made sure to number them so I would know easier how the puzzle fit back together.




I painted the canvas and the little squares white. I mainly painted the sides and outer edge of the squares because I was going to cover up the middle. That's why the paint job looks so messy.


 

This is where I completely impressed myself! I numbered the squares! Normally, I would have just put the cut pictures on and then wondered what happened to my numbering!




I mod-podged the picture onto the squares and glued it to the canvas.


 

Then I cut 4 circles out of cardstock.




I rolled 4 coils of jute and glued them to the cardstock. Actually, I rolled a lot of coils of jute! I loved the way they looked and have so many ideas to use them for. Believe me, you'll be seeing these again!




I glued more jute to the sides of the canvas and put the coils on. I love the way it turned out!

By the way, Greg is fine, the cancer by his eye is gone!

I'll be linking Here this week.

26 comments:

Terry said...

I'm glad you gave us the update on Greg. It's kind of hard to ask, but I was wondering. Awesome news!!

As for this little beauty, I love it. I also love that you remembered to number the backs, not once, but twice. I wouldn't have thought to do that at all. It pays to always have your eyes looking for ideas.

Terri said...

I love how your piece turned out. Each square is a picture in itself.
Glad to hear Greg is okay.
Hugs,

Baye said...

I'm lovin' this idea. I have an over-sized photo I had printed that I want to cut down to smaller sizes. I was going to go with separate frames, but now I think I might be able to do something like this with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Erika Price said...

Erika here, dropping by from Handmade Wednesday. What a great tutorial - love the image you found and what you did with it! And {{{hugs}}} for Greg :)

Pure Images said...

That is soooo cute. I love that the photo sticks out from the mat!

Crystal
(Linking up from boost my blog friday)

Cranberry Morning said...

First, I'm glad to hear that Greg is cancer free! And secondly, you really are a Creative Princess. That is so clever!!

Kammy Wielenga said...

Now seriously, Terri. You call ME genius? I'm thinking you're the genius! This is awesome! I love how you get your inspiration sitting in a hospital looking at their wall deco. I'd have to say you're brave to buy a print and cut it up!! Turned out AWESOME and I love the jute rolls!!!

Tammy said...

Wow! Good job!! And I'm glad your hubby is fine too. Thanks for sharing this with us :)

Shannon said...

I love this! I think I may have to do something similar soon! I'm glad your husband is doing well.

Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired.blogspot.com

-Kelsey Coghill said...

I love the jute coils! I've been using jute for EVERYTHING lately! thanks for sharing!

Kala said...

I absolutely love how it looks - great job:) I'm so glad I stopped by:)

Joni Nickrent said...

Very cool...great tute! TFS! POP ART MINIS

Cynthia said...

This turned out great! I love the picture you chose, too.

imklvr said...

Oh, girl...I'm gonna copy you!!!! What a great idea...and easy-peasy! I'd better start following you to see what else you've got up that creative sleeve of yours!

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Beautiful! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Meredith Resnick, M.Ed & MA said...

Vert cool project!

~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

A Mother Seeking...

My City Backyard Garden

Lisa said...

I love this what a great idea. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Scrappingpinklady

http://www.scrappingpinklady.com

Connie said...

Love the jute coils and the way you redid the picture! Beautiful!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Your knock off turned out great and I think the inspiration is perfect! What a meaningful piece! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I looks like you are looking through a window. It really turned out wonderfully.
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

LOL...isn't it great that you find fun things to make in so many different places! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

It's fun to look for inspiration all around, right?! That turned out really nice! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Jordan McCollum said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

To Sew With Love said...

I agree with you, Terri. We do sometimes get the idea from strange place. ^^) We really love your framed art we are featuring it on the blog this saturday. Have a lovely day!


hugs,
Lelanie

To Sew With Love said...

and we are glad your husband's operation went well... xoxo