Monday, September 12, 2011

Oldie But Goodie! Andy Warhol Art

I'm not sure if you can have any more fun at work than playing on a copy machine.  I've been "let go" of quite a few jobs for "experimenting" in the copy room.  NO, not for having my butt on the copy machine I assure you. But it's not like I haven't thought about it.  For this particular piece I used Andy Warhol's Mona Lisa as inspiration.  Since I rarely smile in photos I thought this was the perfect inspiration for this piece.

Copy machine or program on your computer that can change your images from color to black and white
8 sheets of each of 2 different colors of paper in the same family (I used blue and violet blue) 16 all together
Frame store or poster frame in the size you like
Transparent tape
Glue stick
Picture 1
Step 1:  Find an image that you like and with your computer, turn it into a black and white image with high contrast.  If you don't have a computer that can do this you can take your image to a copy shop and do it on the copy machine.  Just set it on high contrast and watch what happens.  You may have to take your first copied image and set it on the copier to get more contrast.

Step 2:  Shrink your new image so that it's 1/4 the size of a normal piece of copy paper.  You don't have to do this, you can do this in any size you like, it's up to you.  
Step 3:  Print out the images on colored paper.  As many as you'll need to fit in your frame.  I like using 2 different colors of paper to make it more interesting.  

Step 4:  Overlap them evenly and attach them using a bit of the glue stick and then the tape. SUGGESTION:  Do this on a large surface or on the floor making sure it’s clean

Start by making rows of 4 side by side and then attaching row upon row until you get to the top.
NOT BAD!  Now you can be your own work of art.....Even more than you already are.  
Picture 2

The Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 is available for pre-sale on  It's filled with tons of art projects that will make you a neighborhood Picasso!

1 comment:

  1. love this!! need to do it for each one of my children to hang in our wall of fame