I made a photo transfer onto to wood for my parents. I used the following video as a guide and I really enjoyed my first time using gesso.
I did not have any pictures of myself so I took my camera into the bathroom, used a shelf to put my camera on, and the shower curtain as the backdrop. It made me laugh, but since I was doing black and white, I figured that it would not matter :-)
I started with this:
After a few minor adjustments, I wound up printing off this:
And then there was my sister's photo. I emailed her and asked her to send me some pictures. The following is what she sent me:
Are you laughing?
Because I am :-)
While these photos are completely representative of my sister, they were not exactly what I was looking for to make a Christmas gift for my parents.
PS - isn't it funny what complete opposites my sister and I are :-) I love her so much!!!!!!
So, with not much to select from, I knew that I had to take matters into my own hands :-) and luckily Facebook saved the day. I just looked through the pics of my sis that others had posted and found this nice one from my mom:
After some cropping and minor tweaks, I had this:
Much more like what I was asking for :-)
I love you Demi ;-)
I followed the video and came up with this:
Not so bad for my first time doing a photo transfer - and my parents LOVED it. Yeah! Merry Christmas Mom and Dad.