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If you’ve been on instagram or pinterest I’m sure you’ve seen those really big black and white photos you can do of your kids. They are also called “engineer prints” and I have been wanting to do them for my two boys for awhile now. I typically don’t decorate with many pictures throughout our home but I thought these were a fun way to add some personality to a room.
Here are my tips for DIY engineer prints of your kids:
1.) Start with a plain background. I chose a blank white wall in my house and used that as my backdrop. This will make your subject (in this case your child) pop.
2.) You’re gonna want to use a quality camera. Because these are engineered prints, if you were to use the camera on your phone, the picture is going to come out very pixelated. Using a camera will keep your image clear.
3.) Do some editing. I like to use the Lightroom App to brighten my photos. And then I made them black and white.
4.) Get them printed. I had these printed at Staples for like $3.50 each. (They are 24×36 inches)
5.) Frame them. I chose these white frames from Amazon. But if you’re hanging them on a lighter wall I think a dark brown or black frame would look good.
Now for my next project … convincing the hubs to whitewash this knotty pine to modernize it a bit. What do you think?
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