Graphic Cow Art Tutorial

So, I made the best of my recent cow scare and forever commemorated the incident in the form of some cow art.  If you didn’t read this somewhat embarrassing post, you can find it here.
cow photograph

You may remember that I was on the verge of death when I succeeded in getting the money shot.  Here it is in black and white.  Look at those menacing eyes.

black & white cow photo

I decided that the memory still haunted me, so I softened the photo with some graphics I was able to achieve on PicMonkey, a free online photo editing site.  I used their “posterize” option, which you can find under Effects in the far left-hand column.   She looks almost gentle and serene now.

cow poster

Then, I saved the image and took it to Staples and ordered a 24×36 Engineering Print, which normally only costs 3-4 dollars.  (I got mine for free, because they had just turned on the machine and said it was a sample!)

I brushed Mod Podge onto the inside of the glass of an old window I found at a flea market.  Then, starting at the top of the image, I carefully placed the the print inside the window frame, pressing out air bubbles as I went.  (It helps to use a ruler to flatten the print into place as you go.)

I painted the window frame black and hung it on my little bare patch of wall!

 cow photograph

And finally, every lady loves flowers, so I placed these beautiful hybrid hydrangeas on top of this vintage-looking ladder.

Quick, easy, and cheap… that’s what I call a triple threat!

Linking to:

Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Made in a Day, Somewhat Simple,

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5 thoughts on “Graphic Cow Art Tutorial

  1. LOVE the end product! You are SO VERY talented! I can not tell you how much I look forward to seeing what you do next. Thank you for inspiring me.

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