True whooping coughs of recent years, cats are everywhere. And if you are one of those who thinks that your protégé deserves even more attention, the tutorial of the day is for you! Today, we are going to learn how to make a resolutely decorative pop art portrait of your cat (or your dog, your rabbit, your giraffe…).
- a printer - an A4 size photo frame - a dark color A4 sheet with a thickness of around 120gr / m² - a light A4 sheet with a thickness of around 120gr / m² - a pair of scissors - a cutter - a spray of black paint (preferably low pressure) - a tube of glue Budget: around 30 € Duration: 30 minutes
1. Choose a photo of your cat (or your dog, or… in short, you understand) and import it into photo editing software. Change the color mode to black and white and increase the brightness and contrast. Our tip: if you do not have photo editing software, you can edit your photos directly online on several sites that you will find by searching for the keyword "online photo editor" in a search engine. Print the result on the dark colored sheet, then carefully cut the outline of your animal's head with a pair of scissors or a craft knife.
2. In order to enhance the pop art aspect of your portrait, we are going to apply a light gradient effect with black paint on the yellow background. To do this, hold the spray can about fifteen centimeters from the sheet and spray a line parallel to the sheet about 5 centimeters below. Practice on drafts before you do on the final background and protect your work plan with newspapers. Our tip: spray cans sold in stores specializing in street art are cheaper and above all much more suitable for this type of use than those sold in DIY stores. Their low pressure facilitates handling and allows greater precision.
3. Glue the cut portrait on the light background you just painted and insert everything into a frame.
It only remains to hang it on a wall and your favorite animal will become the star of your interior. It is also a good gift idea for a loved one: original, surprising and personalized!
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