Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Working Wednesday: Keepsake Project For Your Childs Art Work

Ever since M was old enough to hold a crayon in his hand we made sure to have plenty of opportunity for him to be creative. I could not bear to throw away any of his creations, but it got to the point that paper was over taking our house. So, I purged my precious M's art work...turns out it looks like I did not purge any papers from his art file. I had planned on photographing his art for a future project.  Recently, I saw a show on HGTV that reminded me it was time to do the project I put off for some many years. So, here is my keepsake project for M's art work.

Start with a collection of your child's art work that you want to photograph.  Depending on how much art work there is, you can choose to limit it to a specific time frame.  I started with art work my son did from when he was two years old.

Here are example of the images I chose to use:
After choosing the art I wanted to display, I used Photoshop to color correct and re-sized my images. Once all the art was edited, I was ready to place all the art images in to one file. I used Photoshop again to lay out the images. I saved and Printed compiled the artwork.

Final layout.


Have a fabulous week!


Nicole said...

Beautiful! My second daughter started preschool a few weeks ago, and I've been thinking about these kinds of strategies as her artwork begins to stack up. My laundry room/Art Gallery can only hold so much!

Judy said...

M is a talented little artist. Good to see his artwork. Such a clever idea!

The Petite Soiree said...

love this idea Lisa so creative!

Erin said...

What a fantastic idea! I am also thinking that this might be a good grandparent gift using artwork from all four kiddos. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

Thank you all so much for your interest and kind words!