Another Pinterest Project completed! I’ve been pinning stuff for so long I think I could do a craft or recipe or something every day for the next 10 years and still not do it all from my boards! I think Pinterest in the bomb!
This project was inspired by this project and this one and especially this one! I like how in the first project she included pictures of the kids. But, I wanted one collage with art from all 3 of my kids, so that wouldn’t work. I love how the 3rd one is humongous, with SO many art pieces included but I didn’t have that kind of room. So, the 2nd project was more like what I was aiming for. But, she scanned in the artwork, printed it out, then pasted them into a collage to frame. I did it a bit differently. My project was completely digital, created in Photoshop.
The first step was choosing which art pieces to use. I am such a huge pack rat that this step took quite a while. My oldest is 17 years old, so I had to go waaaaaayyy back and dig deep into the garage and attic to find his art. Luckily I had already scanned in about 6 or 7 of his pieces years ago for a scrapbooking project. So, I only had to find a few more. Finding art for the twins was much easier. I knew I wanted to use all of the art pieces from their yearly Original ArtWorks projects so I just needed to find a few more for each of them as well.
After deciding on the art pieces, 15 from each child. I also got lucky and picked enough horizontal and enough vertical orientation pieces to make the grid work out nicely. My collage is 16×20. After scanning in all the art pieces, I plopped them into my 16×20 collage in Photoshop. Figuring out the sizes of each piece was a bit tricky, but once I worked out how big each needed to be, it was easy. Each row has 6 pieces and there are 6 full rows. There are 2 rows in the middle with only 4 pieces per row. This gave me room to add a quote. I had a hard time deciding between the Albert Einstein one I used and this one by Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”