Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Etch-a-Sketch Portraits

I picked up an Etch-a-Sketch that wasn't in the best of working capabilities recently at a thrift on purpose.
In my picasa picture program there is a feature where it can transform any photo to a "drawing".  I thought the effect looked alot like an eyeballs peeled for months to find an old E-a-S at a turn it into a picture frame!
I used a photo of us from our summer trip last year to South of the Border. We are riding on concrete burros in front of the fireworks megastore and PB is wearing his newly bought fez from SOB's World of Hats Store....certainly Etch-a-Sketch worthy.

Other possibilities crossed my mind that could work well with the Etch-a-sketch effect and frame....

 Mona Lisa...(like from the movie Elf)

 Star Wars

 My sweet Severus Snape

I didn't take the Etch-a-Sketch apart to put the photo inside it.  I just simply cut the photo to size and slipped it under the plastic frame edges in the front. It has fooled a few people into thinking it was a real Etch-a-Sketch drawing...I just thought it looked neat.

(BTW, this would be a great April Fool's Trick to pull!)


Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

That' is so clever! I love the idea, maybe I should start looking for old broken etch-a-sketch's.

my house is cuter than yours said...

yes and thank you Kellie! it's fun to switch out the "drawings" many fun things to be "etch-a-sketched".

eviedee said...

Love this idea! You picked the perfect picture for it too.

my house is cuter than yours said...

Thank you eviedee!