Saturday, March 23, 2019

Home Printer Pop Art DIY

When I first moved to NYC I was nearly penniless.  Like many college students, every cent I earned went toward rent, tuition and tons of top ramen!  To decorate my apartment I would repaint/recover furniture & lampshades found on the street, make floral arrangements from flowering trees in my neighborhood and enlarge vintage clip art images on the copy machine at my part time job.  I would tape the images together and create huge clip art posters for my walls and I absolutely loved the way they looked.  If I was lucky, sometimes I came across a refrigerator box and was able to mount the pieces on cardboard for an extra special look.  I wouldn't trade that time in my life for anything.  For this project I revisited my copy machine days, but this time I used 99c store frames for the separate pieces.  Use what you have, my friends, and don't forget to 
Make Your Mark!
 Nothing like a little Frida to inspire me!
Lady Gaga...Why not!

Gel Press
Gel Press Impressables Rose Mandala
Americana Acrylics
E6000 Plus
Dollar Store Frames
1/4" Plywood Base *Cut to the size of your 9 frames
Watch how to make these here!

Make ART!


  1. Hi Mark! I don't understand how the big black and white flowers got onto the design. Is that an option on the PicMonkey site? Thanks and hope you are having a fabulous week!

  2. You can make any image you want. These were my personal images. I share how to up the contrast and highlights so that you can do the same to your images.