Magazine Art

If you’re the proud owner of either a Real Simple or Coastal Living glossy subscription, this one’s for you.  If you’re not, you might want to go out and grab either or both after this.  As I was paging through Real Simple last week I stumbled upon the prettiest picture of a set of six ties all in a row and thought “Hey, this would make some really cute art!”  The same thing happened as I was exploring the most recent Coastal Living.  Out came the two pages that caught my eye.

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(In case you’re hankering for your very own, the ship is on page 65 of the June issue of Real Simple and the ties are on page 54 of the June issue of Coastal Living.)

Sebastian just got transferred to his own crib in our room a few days ago so he doesn’t quite have a room to call his own but, he will in the next few months.  So, thinking ahead, I whipped up some free artwork for his room courtesy of the above two magazines. 

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The ties didn’t have any wording through them so to get them out and up was as simple as cutting out a big square and sticking it in front of the matt inside the frame (from Target via Dirt Cheap).  The ship, on the other hand, had some wording through the tippity-top flag so I debated just cutting that pole and flag right off but settled on cutting around it really closely.  It’s also on a gray background so it doesn’t quite blend as well into the white background as I would like.  A piece of light gray paper might remedy that down the road.

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Have you ever used magazine pages as artwork?  I know cutting out words from multiple pages and multiple magazines and putting them all together in one place used to be popular in my high school days and maybe still is.  I’ve also used cheapo calendars for art.  Can’t beat the price and the looks are first class.  :)

5 comments

  1. I love this idea! I get Real Simple and have definitely thought this same thing before. I even made a gift for somebody last Christmas using a magazine, and for some reason haven't blogged about it yet...thanks for the post inspiration!! :)

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    1. Ooh! Making gifts out of them! Genius! You definitely should blog about your version!

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  2. Fabulous! We have use magazine photos to make cards but and I still have several framed magazine pages from uor first place o so long ago. Another idea I have been trying to make time for is to take a coloring book page and copy it several times then cut out each component of the picture, trace on to scrapbook ( or construction paper) and reassemble. My daughter recently made one I will try to post on ig. My sister framed dust jackets from her boys favorite story books. Have fun with the the boy theme!

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    1. Ohhh!! I saw the Instagram before I read this and now it all makes sense!! So cool!

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  3. I love this idea! I always see cute pictures in magazine and think "Wow I wish I could do something with this". Thank goodness I'm a secret hoarder and hold on to too many magazines. Now I have an excuse ;) Thanks for the idea!

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