Friday, October 12, 2012

DIW: Kenz's Map Art

Do it yourself and do it right, then you can WRITE!

Today's DIW comes to us from Kenz in Utah!

Kenz is my new bloggie buddy. Blog Homie? Blomie? No. That's inappropriate.

Anyway, Kenz writes a super uber awesome blog, which you can access right here, called Interiors by Kenz. Please check her out, show her some love and tell her I sent ya. Normally, I narrate, but I'm gunna let Kenzie take over.

"Hello Broke-Ass Readers!  
My name is Kenz, and I'm the voice behind Interiors by Kenz, a wee little blog about my outrageous adventure with all things DIY.  Me and Mrs. Broke-Ass are new found besties.  Isn't Emma the greatest?  She totes is.  

So today I am sharing with you one of my favorite projects.  Since we're all a bunch of poor folks, you'll love this one:  It cost me $0!  You read that right.  I paid nothing for this.  I'm going to teach you how to make BIG MAP ART for the big goose egg.  

First, find your image.  I found mine here. Then, I  used this program to print it on several sheets of paper. Now, I printed mine from a laser jet printer.  If you are using an ink jet printer, your result might be slightly different.  (I have yet to test this method on an ink jet printer).  

After I trimmed the paper down, I modge-podged it to a spare piece of plywood I had laying around.  I proceeded to build a frame for it.  You don't have to do that if you don't want.  Just maybe paint the edges of your plywood and call it good. 

After the top coat of modgey podgey was nice and dry, I put a couple picture hooks on the back and tossed it up on the wall, where it would remain forever.  

Ta da!  Wasn't that easy?  As easy as the girls on Jerry Springer.  If you'd like the full tutorial, including how to make a frame from your old fence, check it out here

Come see me!

Isn't she great? She is full of great ideas. Snaps to Kenz! I love free projects!

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  1. Excellent DIW! I love the program and thank you so so sosososososo much for the link to where you obtained your map! I have been searching the internet for vintage maps like these for weeks!

  2. Thanks Emma for letting me spill some words on your corner of the internet. It was a pleasure :) And thanks for all the love BAH readers :)

  3. Very fun! Reminds me of the Rasterbator. If you haven't heard of it, Google it! People do some freaking amazing things with the images they can print off on their own measly home printers!

  4. I love the corrugated wall! Do you tell us how you did that on your blog? Thanks! (and the map is nice too!)

  5. Hi Shalley, thanks! I love the corrugated metal wall too. I sure to have a tutorial on that too. It's Thanks :-)


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