Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Help, I'm Trapped In A Photo Frame!

I had planned on sharing this project for April Fool's Day but unfortunately my printer wasn't cooperating. It's as if the printer was playing an April Fool's joke on me. I'm convinced it has a mind of its own but I digress. Now that the printer is working, I'm happy to share this silly project with you. This doesn't have to be for April Fool's Day. Personally, I think it would be fun to have a few of these pictures in the office for a little whimsy.

Trapped in a Photo Frame Tutorial

The first thing you need to do is take a picture of someone squished against a window. This is the trickiest part of the project because you need to avoid glares, reflections, and fog from breathing.

Once you have the photo, size it to an 11" x 8" (landscape) and print. Cut out the background with scissors and an exacto knife. Place photo in frame with a white piece of paper behind it. Hang in the hallway and see if anyone notices.

24 comments:

Deanna said...

ha! Love it!

Melissa said...

Oh this is great! Where do you get these ideas! ha!

Avlor said...

So darling and so funny! Love it!

ILikePaperCutting said...

this is silly but fun project to do. Your son is very corporative in posing.

Emily Fay said...

a brilliant photo ♥

great Marion

Papgena Made It said...

That's fun!!!
:D

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

haaahaaa! Love it!! This goes on my list of To-Dos today!

Jingle said...

This is so fun!!! What a great idea!

Rachel said...

This is a brilliant idea =) I love it! <3

1835-B said...

This would be really cute in a frame that resembles a window's frame, and poster sized.

Just4Khix said...

I bookmarked this post. I would have never thought of doing that. What a great idea for gifts for parents, aunts, uncles, and friends!

juliecache said...

i might have to do this for my brother. it's awesomely fun.

squareby said...

What a cute project! This is something I will have to attempt ... then again, my printer's kinda fritzy too.

Tizzalicious said...

That's such a cute idea!

Rachael said...

too funny!

Family, Money and Stuff said...

Ha! I like that :) Very cute. I hope I remember that :)

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Ayie said...

oh yeah that's cute! i will try to make one with my son, it will be cute! i will make it like wallpaper size for desktop so daddy can have it in his office like we're trapped in the computer monitor.

kawaii crafter said...

Ayie,

Love the desktop wallpaper idea!

chidori said...

My son and nephews would totally be into this! When they get together, they're always trying to make goofy home movies and take trick photos ... I'll have to pass this along to my sister. Maybe my son can make something like this for his dad's desk for Father's Day to put a smile on his face!

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, this is genius! My nephews are going to squish into a frame soon!

Kokopelli said...

What a fun idea! I've to try that.

Kitten Muffin said...

Hee heee! That's lovely! My daughter has been asking for photos of her friends to go up in her bedroom. Having a series of these would be hilarious! Itching to take the pics now. Must clean my windows first though!

Kelli @ Our Growing Family said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I cannot wait to try it out with me kids!

Roudi said...

That's HILARIOUS! :D I love it so much that I would totally do it in my next craft workshop. :)
Thanks for sharing.
{love}
Roudi @ c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com

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