Do you love having photos around the house but get bored easily with them? Here is something to try.
All I did was take some photos that were already on the wall (and a few newer ones) and copied them using basic craft paint. For some of them, I was able to lightly trace the basic outline of the image for reference. That helped a lot.
As you will see, I did this project purely for fun. I have no portrait painting skills, but you don’t need them when you are just playing around. Although, some training would have helped. Have you ever tried to paint a nose? 🙂
The nice thing about being an amateur painter is that you never know what you’ll end up with. For instance, I tried to paint this photo of my husband and me but ended up with a portrait of Phil Collins and Celine Dion.
Here are a few more attempts.
This one was my favorite because I got to use glitter as the beadwork on my dress.
After the paintings dried, I put them into old frames and hung them in my son’s room.
So if you’re looking for a new way to display photos around your house, get out your paint and have some fun!
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I love it!! This is absolutely adorable! It will look so cute on our walls, too.
Oh, Jill, your paintings are adorable! And you are too funny 😀 Have a terrific weekend ❤
You too, Angie! Hope it is a long one for you. Enjoy!
Yes indeedy! I’m still laughing at how the portraits of my family would come out with a paintbrush in my hand 😝
ha ha…you might be pleasantly surprised!
Lol Phil Collins and Celine Dion!!! I really like this idea. My kids would especially like to see painted versions of themselves.
Yes, kids love anything that has themselves in it! ha
What a great idea, I can’t wait to give this a try!
Wonderful! Have fun!
Hahaha-Celine Deon. I can see that! This is such a cool idea! I would love to give it a try!! They all look really cool-I love the colors in the one of your daughter!
Thanks! I was nervous to do the trees behind her, but it needed the extra color….and trees aren’t so hard! ha ha
I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a painting done for my Bogey (my golden)…without spending a ton of money. This is a great idea. I so look forward to trying this!
aww Bogey would look beautiful in a portrait 🙂
I love this idea! I’m going to try it out and make them as presents for the grandparents. Awesome!
That’s a great idea! They will love it!
Such a creative idea !! What fun to turn out a masterpiece !!
Yes and luckily beauty is in the eye of the beholder 🙂
What a fun idea! This would be such a fun craft to do as a family. Thanks for sharing!