Monday, September 10, 2012

How to Create A Post-it Note Mural

The one project by far that I receive the most requests asking, "How'd you do that?" is the Post It Note Mural. 

In this lesson you will find images and a description of the process we used to complete these projects. There is also a link to a video that demonstrates the process.

I just made the entire process available for free! 

Later we used the same process for turning Bricks into Pixels and also to complete portraits using Skittles. We even created a huge mosaic of the Mona Lisa using over 2,000 balloons!

No matter what the media, the basic concept is the same. Start by creating an image map that uses the same colors as the object (Post-it Notes, balloons, Skittles, etc) that you will use to complete your mural.

This step by step instruction will walk you through the entire process.

Download the entire process for FREE in PDF format! 

post it note art

Learn how to create this Johnny Depp Post_it Note Mural

It took us 16,000 Post-it Notes to complete the ten murals created at Apex High School. Here are five of the murals...

post it note mural

Steve Carell

post it note mural

Marilyn Monroe

post it note portrait

John Lennon

post it notes

Audrey Hepburn

  post it note portrait

Leo Dicaprio


I've just posted two other lesson plans!

How to Create Light Graffiti

This project merges technology with stencils and the concept of positive and negative space into one fun and effective lesson. Students will learn how to easily manipulate photos to make stencils to create cool light graffiti images using glow sticks and digital cameras!

Light graffiti is just a starting point. This lesson could easily be modified to create stencils for lesson using spray paint or even printing techniques.

This plan includes step-by-step, easy to follow instructions with lots of photographs demonstrating exactly how you class can create awesome light graffiti art! 


How to Create 3D Anamorphosis Drawings!

This project merges technology with traditional drawing and the concept of perspective into one fun and effective lesson. Students will learn how to easily manipulate photos of common day objects so they can be used as references for 3D anamorphosis drawings

3D drawings are just a starting point. This lesson could easily be modified to create references for street art chalk festivals similar to those works created by Julian Beaver.

This plan includes step-by-step, easy to follow, illustrated instructions as well as methods for periodically testing mid project to ensure success.


KatherineElizabeth said...

This is amazing and fun to do. We entered a contest for our company and worked as a team to create our mural. I'd never seen anyone do these murals before, so didn't know what was involved and the contest rules were not restrictive in any way. I really like your murals. Thanks for the inspiration!

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