Thursday, March 8, 2012

Superhero Art...Big Boys Love Comics Too

When your kids get older, it’s fun to watch them become mature enough to indulge their inner child. Through the Middle to High School years, they're usually trying to act much older than they are. Then they get to college and they are more comfortable in their own skin.

Our son is a self professed comic geek. A fan of both DC and Marvel characters ( although Marvel prevails) and a collector of comics, memorabilia etc.

He’s coming home for Spring Break tomorrow (YEAH) and I found a way to combine what I love to do with what he loves.

Justice League BW

He’s excited about the “Justice League” movie that’s in the works so I found an image online ( this is for personal use only Copyright people)  but it was in color and I wanted black and white.

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Using My Memories Suite, I not only converted it to black and white, but chose a pencil sketch filter. I exported it as a photo and in my Print Shop program, aged the edges.

Printed on cardstock, framed it in a frame I had on hand and then downloaded the “Justice League” font from here and then cut the words on CoCo, my Silhouette Cameo. I used metallic silver vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.

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We got him a very cool black and white Batman statue for his birthday so this will go perfectly with that!

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6 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

That's awesome, Carol!! It looks like a fun piece of art. He'll love it!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this is awesome!!!! thanks for the how too -- i have one too -- believe me -- same age category and this is something that i would like to try also! maybe the avengers! thanks -- tons of hugs...

BEAR's Mom said...

he will think you're a

S.U.P.E.R. M.O.M.

heck, he probably already does!!!

~victoria~

Colleen Jorgensen said...

Awesome, Carol! Love the black and white.

My nfl-playin' nephew also loves comics. one of his cousins has commissioned me to paint a pic of him in his football uni, but with Spiderman busting thru the clothes/helmet. Of course, I have absolutely no idea how I'm gonna do it . . . yet ;)

Netty said...

Terrific gift for your son am sure he will love it. x

Holly Lefevre said...

That is awesome. It seems so hard to find the right things for boys9young men. Love your take on it!