Laura’s Galaxy Face Art

Laura's Galaxy Face Art    One of the things I love about living in the internet age (other than online shopping of course) is that you're able to look around a bit and find out about new trends and artists you've never seen before. One of my favorite pieces that I pinned this past year was this work by Erin Case. I love her mix of the human figure and landscape elements. The combination gives off such a dreamy effect. I have been looking for wall decor for my art room and thought that this look would be perfect for the space. So, with a little bit of thinking, I figured out how to make my own personal homage to the original piece:
Laura's Galaxy Face Art Supplies: galaxy poster (I used this one), foam core board, X-Acto knife, rubber cement, painter's tape, and spray adhesive.Laura's Galaxy Face Art abeautifulmess.com1. Choose the photo that you would like to use for your art. I chose a photo of myself that was against a white wall, so there wasn't anything in the background (I also colored the face part black in Photoshop, but that step is optional). Have this photo printed as a blueprint copy (also called an engineer's copy) at Kinko's or Staples. 2. Using an X-Acto knife, cut along the outer lines of the face. 3. Continue cutting until only the upper body and hair remain. 4. Use painter's tape to attach your galaxy poster to the back of your face so that the pattern shows through to the front and covers the opening. Hold this up to a window and trace the outline of the face opening on the back of the poster. 5. Remove the painter's tape and cut out the poster shape about a 1/2 inch from the outer edge of the traced outline. 6. Brush rubber cement on the outer front edge of the poster shape as well as the inner edge of the back of the paper face opening (in other words, put the glue at the edges where the poster and paper will meet). Attach your poster piece to your paper and allow the glue to dry. 7. In a well ventilated area, spray the back of your paper/poster with an even coat of spray adhesive and quickly lay it onto your foam core board (have the board already cut to your specifications, mine is 32×32 inches). Trim any excess paper with an X-Acto knife. 8. Attach a photo hanger to the back of your piece and you're done! Laura's Galaxy Face Art   Laura's Galaxy Face Art     I really love how this project turned out. It has just the amount of abstract dreaminess that I was hoping for and it's fun to have a personalized version of a style that I admire. So, how about it? Are you ready to turn your face into a work of art too? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman

  • I find it upsetting that this is a copy of an original piece of art that is available for a pretty reasonable price. It is one thing to draw inspiration from someone else but it is a much different thing to basically copy and then write a tutorial so that other people can copy. Is it so much to ask that if you like an artist’s work that you support them and pay for their idea?

  • I love this artwork, I really should start doing more ideas like this for my own walls! It worked out really well! Nikki x

  • I love this! It’s a great idea to use with my own favorite background design.

  • It looks amazing. Love this idea.
    I like this one better than the original. 😀

  • This is such a great idea and it looks really cool!

  • Question- Do you think this takes away from the artist by commiting a form of copyright infringement?

  • Hi Laura! Thanks for the love and I am honored to be an inspiration. Your piece turned out really great! <3

  • I love this! I definitely would love doing something like this of my boyfriend & I for our place. Bathroom pictures, maybe? It’s so awesome!!!


  • So futuristic i love it!

  • That is kind of the coolest thing ever! So creative!


  • so cute! my daughter edits pictures on her ipad and adds galaxy print to everything now. it’s very trendy right now.

  • How cool and pretty simple to do/make as well. x

  • Laura, this is really, really cool! I might combine your clock tutorial with this and make a crazy space age dog clock.

  • This is a REALLY neat idea! One of your best that I’ve seen so far! Can’t wait to try it on a variety of pictures!

  • I’m all for galaxy print things, but am I the only one who thinks this is really creepy-looking?

  • I really love all of your contributions lately! And I like your version even better than the original. It came out so perfect.

  • THIS IS SO COOL!!! Definitely have to try this, or something like this with another print or pattern too.

  • That is such a fun idea!! I love it! Totally have to try this one out 🙂

    – Julie

  • This takes one of my favorite Carl Sagan quotes “We are made of star stuff” to a whole new level! So pretty!

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