Monday, July 8, 2013

expressions


Summer started off on a rainy start here in Minnesota. It felt like our weeks were full of inside activities. At work, the girls and I started getting board so we looked at the summer bucket list.  One of the activities was to have a mini photo shoot.

To start we wrote down 12 different kind of moods and expressions. I had the girls stand next to a solid wall near a window in their house. While one of them was getting their picture taken the other would shout out the expression. Having everyone involved kept the photo shoot fun and interesting. As soon as the word was shouted out, I quickly snapped the photo trying to get the real expression rather then trying to get a fake one.  Oh the giggles we had after seeing some of the funny faces being made!!

After all the expressions were captured I turned the photos into Black and White and cropped to square size in photoshop. I made the file size 18x24 and dropped in all the photos. The girls had fun picking the placement of expressions on the poster.  To print I saved my file as a PDF and brought to Fed Ex Kinko's.  I had them printed as a blueprint copy only costing $3 each.  If you would like a higher quality, there are other choices for you to choose from. We were simply going for cheap.

The girls hung the posters in their room by their bed. Super cute and a fun rainy day project.

What are you doing to keep busy this summer???

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like so much fun! I kinda want to do this - this doesn't have an age limit does it? Lol!

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    1. Ariana, NO !!! you should totally do it
      how cute!!!

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  2. Just found your blog and I'm in love with. every. single. post. Seriously! I love your style and your heart. So happy to be a new follower!

    www.jasonmeandbabyt.com

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    1. Jess,
      Thanks so much for your sweet comments.
      welcome aboard!!! :)

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  3. how did you make samll pictures into the 18x24. did you use a particular software / program

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    1. Bridget,
      Once I had all my images square and black and white, I opened up a 18x24 file in illustrator and placed the photos in.

      Hope that helps!!

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  4. Love this! May have to see if my 2.5 yer old will be still long enough for this! :)

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  5. Amanda, this is fantastic!!! What a fun project for anyone! I'll have to do this with my kiddos some day.

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    1. Thanks Sarah,
      You totally do.
      All of your little kiddos wold be so cute up on your wall

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  6. Ha, I just asked myself the same question Ariana did above... is there an age limit!? Ha! We are totally doing this in my house! How fun!

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    1. NO,
      you totally should .
      Wouldn't it look awesome in your house!!!
      When you do, I would LOVE to see it!! :)

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  7. You are just too cute! This project is precious, I'm thinking I'm going to make my husband do it with me :)

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  8. Such a great idea...this would be so much fun to do with my twins!

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  9. I found you through Studio DIY and I love this! I think it'd be a great piece to include for a child's birthday party as well :-) Thank you!

    Aukele

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  10. GREAT IDEA; but I'm not computor savy and was wondering how I could do this with a little more detour instructions and still achieve these results. Sometimes patience is a bonus when I ask for help with similar projects--Thanks

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