DIY Heart Map Art

Map-Art

I love unique art and I love a picture collage wall that isn’t just pictures. Enter…map art. I’ve seen map art EVERYWHERE and I think it’s a fabulous idea. 

One of my favorite ways to utilize map art is in hearts. There are a lot of different combinations to use hearts and maps in different layouts. Like this large heart artwork  or these mini hearts art, but my favorite (which also happens to be a dynamite wedding gift) is the split heart art

I decided to go about putting my own together so that I could make them for friends and family.

I started in photoshop with an outline of a heart.

heart-outline

 

From there I split the heart into two sections.

split-heart-outline

 

In a separate layer I added the first map under the outline.  (Maps are easily found online but they have to be large enough to print in 300 dpi.)

heart-map-underlay

 

Erase all the excess map from around the outline.

right-heart-map-

 

Repeat on the other side.

heart-map-filled

 

Add your text and remove the outline. At this point you can print it out as is, but I go a step further.

heart-art-printable

 

I like to print out just the heart, cut it out, put foam sticky pads on the back, and attach it to a paper printed with just the text (I like to use a textured pearl paper to print the text on). This raises the heart off the paper and gives a nice 3d effect.

raised-heart-map

 

Throw it in a frame and you’re done!

heart-map-art

 

heart-map-art-2

 

map-heart-art-3

If you aren’t familiar with photoshop you can print out your maps from a word program and trace a heart over them before cutting them out. 


Valerie from www.thecaldwellproject.com

The Caldwell Project began as an outlet to share our home remodel with our friends and family, but as a SAHM I was always finding fun things to make or DIY. With all the things I was building and creating, people would tell me that I should share those, so along with our remodel I started sharing all of my creative projects too! As time went by, our remodel showed me how much I love to design and decorate a space, and it grew into a passion for interior design. I am happiest when I have a room at my fingertips and love to help a friend or family member so I can continue to grow, learn, and share.

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