A few years ago I came across a fun app called ‘Waterlogue‘ while browsing on Pinterest. How it works is that you upload a photo or drawing (or you can use photos that are pre-loaded in the app) and it turns your image into a stunning DIY watercolor print. You can change the style (I’ve used vivid and illustration in the examples below), the ‘pixel’ size (you choose to have big abstract strokes or fine detail), lighting, and you can add a border.
(This is the original photo)
The DIY watercolor print above is one I made using Waterlogue is my favorite pic in the gallery wall I have hanging in our hallway. It makes me smile every time I pass it and I just think it looks like something I would have purchased at a boutique. I got the frame at Target and what was super cool about it it is that it came with a paper template for hanging! AMAZING!! All frames should do this. This way I could see where I wanted to place it and nail right through the paper for the perfect alignment. I actually saved the template and taped it to the back if I ever move it. You can find similar frames here and here. I particularly like ones with wide mats-I think the negative space highlights the piece best.
To make your own DIY watercolor print with Waterlogue follow these steps:
- Download the waterlogue app. It was a few dollars when I purchased it (so worth it and less than a coffee!).
- Upload your pic from your camera roll-just click the camera icon.
- On the bottom of the app, just pic the style you want, adjust the pixels if you like, and decide if you want a border.
- Save the image to your camera roll-just click the upload image and save the image where you’d like it (I just save it to my photos/camera roll).
- Print the image like you would any other photo. I tend to use Costco because I think they do a good job and the prices are good.
- Frame it and enjoy your DIY watercolor print with Waterlogue.
Here are some other photos I created DIY watercolor prints for using different settings in Waterlogue:
*This is not a sponsored post, I just really like this app and think it is a fun little project that can bring a personal touch to your home.
For other ways to add personal art to your home, check out this blog post from Emily Henderson. I love her idea of taking shots from videos to make prints because they really seem to capture moments better than a traditional shot.
In other news, my kitchen reno starts in just over a week! I can’t wait!!!!
What are your favorite ways to add personal art pieces to your home?
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