PROJECT MADE 28 | Waterlogue

I'm excited to share a fun little project with you guys as part of Project Made 28, hosted by my friend Lindsey!

I think that this little project will be perfect for making things for your home, but also perfect for personalized, inexpensive gifts.  First things first.  You need to download the Waterlogue app for your phone.  This is a $2.99 app, but I promise it will be worth it!

The next thing you need to do is find a photo you love!  This can be anything!  I found a pineapple I liked, downloaded it to my phone, and then opened it in the app.

Then just play around!  At the bottom of the app you'll see various painting styles.  Select one and watch the app "paint" your picture!

After you've chosen a painting style that you love, you can customize it even more by changing the size of the brush and how light or dark you want your painting to be.

Once you're done "painting", save the photo and email yourself a copy.

Now using your computer, set it up to print.  I'm printing mine on watercolor paper for a more authentic look, but cardstock would totally work, too!

*Bonus tip: If you're using a thicker paper, be sure to load it through the rear tray and don't forget to select high quality printing!  

Then just trim to size and pop it in a pretty frame!  I scored mine for $6.99 at Homegoods!

Custom artwork made by YOU without ever having to pick up a paintbrush!

Here are a few other fun ways to use this app to share a RAOK (random act of kindness) with someone else!

I took this picture on my trip to Ventura, CA earlier this spring.  

RAOK idea: "steal" a vacation photo from a friend's Facebook and make them a personalized gift that will take them back to somewhere they love every time they look at it!  

Oh, sweet baby Gabe.  Those pink lips.  Those clinched hands.  

RAOK idea: I know some grandparents that would love something like this.  

This is our first home in North Carolina.

RAOK idea: Drive by and snap a shot of your friends house.  Waterlogue and frame it for the perfect housewarming or moving gift!

And to stay true to Lindsey's spirit of giving, I'm going to give away one of these 4x6 pineapple prints, a DFD pineapple pouch, and some summer hair ties to one of you!  All you have to do is let us know how you would use Waterlogue to create a RAOK for someone else!  (Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 9th).  

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