His little brother, Casey, is in photography school in NYC [AWESOME, right?!]. The BF insisted that he needed our fingerprints for a photography project he was working on… seemed legit! One night we do this: [thank goodness I take pictures of everything…these are the only 2 I have!]
* Buy regular film and have it developed! Make sure to let the film guy know the roll is blank…this is what you want 🙂
and made thumbprints all over the old school film…we sent them off to NYC for the supposed photography “project”. Then these came back to me in the mail in a giant tube:
LOVED them 🙂 Took me awhile to decide on framing… priced a lot of places and finally decided on good ‘ol Hobby Lobby! Amazingly enough, the actual frames were only $12.00 each, half price of course. You can check out the receipt below to see the break down…framing is not cheap, but makes them look so pretty 🙂
and here they are framed 🙂
The only slightly sad thing is the basket wall art is going to Good Will 🙁
Comments & Reviews
They are really great! Just became a new follower of your blog 🙂
Hi Jamie! Wondering how a non-photography student could make this at home. Get a good thumb print on white paper and just blow it up x 100 at Kinkos? This is so unique, I love it! Let me know what you think a good DIY method would be 🙂
How cute!! 🙂 I became a follower of your blog! 🙂 Erin
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
So cool! What a unique and individualist idea.
Mrs. Adventure says
Wow, wow, wow what a fantastic idea – what a sweet bf you have!
I love it!
Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says
What a unique idea! It turned out great. I'll be featuring you tomorrow at My Backyard Eden. Thanks for linking up!
That is so cool! It reminds me of when the hubs used his thumbprint for a sign on the side of a printing business. I loved being reminded of him driving around town. LOL
Lauren @ YoungNester says
What a neat idea!
Allison @ House of Hepworths says
This is such a fun cute idea!
Oh My! Amazing! How cool! Ok, so I would like to know how to make these too. I have a lot of blank negative ends that I haven't gotten rid of yet from my "film" photography days. These are so creative and interesting. I can see making a whole wall grouping of my family's fingerprints. Thanks a bunch for sharing and showing!!!
Catherine Bosley says
I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Laurie Turk says
Those are so cool! I never would have though of that. Thanks for linking it up so we could all check them out.
It was so nice meeting you at Bloggy Boot Camp Austin. feel free to e-mail me anytime if you wanted to finish our conversation from lunch. 🙂 I feel like we didn't get any time after that. I was cornered at the coctail party and wasn't able to mingle as much as I would have liked. 😉
I think these would be fabulous Father's Day or Mother's day gifts. What did you guys do with the negatives after you put your fingerprints on them? Did they get sent to the photo developers like that or did his brother have to do something to them?
Very cool idea!! If you don't mind me asking….where did you get your futon/couch?? I'm looking for something just like that for our office. Thanks so much!
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
These are great! Love your blog – I'm a new follower!
Carrie B says
This is so cool! I have the same question as Yvonne. How does the print get on the paper?
Is there a special place it's sent or just copied…?
The Autocrat: Haley says
What a great idea!!
Hi Love this!!! they look fab been wanting to do it for a while now too. so what was done to the film (as it had been developed blank beforehand)to reproduce the prints onto paper? zerox?
Madigan at madiganmade says
These are seriously so cool. They remind me of a project Candace Olsen did on HGTV. What a great way to have 'personal' art!
a) That is REALLY cool!
b) he is really sweet
c) those are really cool! (did I already say that! ;D)
So cool, and very artistic!
These are awesome! So cool!
Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says
That is such an awesome and thoughtful gift, amazing!
Very nice, I've been looking forward to seeing this!
Debbie Mendes says
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Tami / Maddie Lumpkin says
Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever says
Those are super cool! What a thoughtful gift!
Keeping Life Fun with one Craft at a Time says