These days when I wrap a shoot I say to myself “that is my favourite shoot to date!” and I mean it each time! But with my DIY Masked Portrait Gallery I really mean it. My collection of funky portraits got a seasonal update using just scraps of black vinyl I had leftover from other projects. It’s such an easy update, and it’s something you can do for yourself in time for Halloween.
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For this project all you need is portraits, black vinyl, and frames. I’ve got a variety of prints in this portrait gallery, but I’m linking to the ones you can buy here: Princess Leopold , Cybil, Catty Cathy, Eleanor, & June.The others I’ve had for a while, thrifted or bought already framed.
How to Make Vinyl Portrait Masks
You ready for this? because it’s super simple. Cut a rectangle that fits over the eyes. Fold it in half, cut a cat-eye shape, cut two slits, and voila!
In case you were wondering, I subscribe to the “let your nails grow out until there’s no nail polish left” school of manicure maintenance. But that’s mainly because I haven’t found the nail polish remover in our boxes and can’t be bothered to buy more.
Making A DIY Masked Portrait Gallery
Because I apply the vinyl to the glass on my frames, I’m not worried about ruining the print once I’m ready to remove the mask. As far as displaying them goes, I thought a fun boudoir gallery wall was in order, and since mine isn’t set-up at home yet – I made one in the studio!
Also, for the record: I refuse to re-touch my legs, so you’re getting them bumps, hair, cellulite and all! Enjoy it! This is what authentic content looks like.