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This was a really fast project that had a lot of impact! I wanted something simple to hang on the spare bit of wall between my entry and the galley kitchen, and this did the trick while making a nod to both of Damir’s and my “home”. The hardest part of this will be googling for maps, no joke.

Map art 2

“Home” Map Art

You will need:

  • Color printer
  • 2 or 3 “float” frames, any size, but I recommend 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Scissors and double stick tape
  • Internet access, and Microsoft word

Instructions:

1. Decide what size you would like your artwork to be. The easiest way to do this is find two or three frames that are 8.5 x 11 inches since this is the same size as a standard sheet of paper. If you don’t have Photoshop or a similar image editing software, this works just fine!

2. Decide on whether you want your maps to be portrait or landscape, and ideally, select one that works best for both/all of the states/countries you are including.

3. I have said 2-3 since you could do a frame for each of your home states/countries and a third for the state/country you currently reside in. Since My home state IS South Dakota and we currently live here, my version just includes 2.

You will also notice that I did a mish/mash of State and Country. This was actually a bit of my nerd showing… I was curious to see how large Bosnia is in comparison to South Dakota, and it turns out Bosnia is a quarter of the size of SD! That and I identify much more with South Dakota specifically rather than the whole U.S. in general, its such a large and diverse country. But I digress…

4. Find your maps! Google each map and try to find two maps that have a similar look in terms of color, topography indicators, etc.

5. (If you are a designer/photographer, please don’t kill me for this… I KNOW Word is not a design tool!) In two separate Word documents, both in either portrait or landscape, place your photo and size so that the images of each are nearly the same size. You can do this by dragging until you max out the space, either vertically or horizontally. You can also intentionally leave one slightly smaller, its up to you!

Note: Make sure to take the margins into account, as most printers will not be able to print the full width of the page. You will also want to make sure the image you select is large enough to prevent it from pixelating when you resize.

6. Print out your pages, then trim around the border of the country/state. Using double stick tape (to keep them from slipping), place in your float frame.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife

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