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Picture of The Flash - Wall Art - MDF Project

Don't worry if you can not draw or paint you can make this!!! If you can trace a picture you can make one of these. One of the secrets to success is the blue masking tape. The rest is just a little planning and patience.

This is a limited tools project that almost anyone can make, you don't need to know how to draw to make this and cutting out the shape is very simple as well. It is also fairly affordable you get a lot for your money. I used 3/4 inch MDF which costs about $30 for a 4x8 foot sheet. I only used 1/4 of the MDF (that's only $7.5 in material) sheet for this project. I already had the red and black spray paint which were leftovers from other projects. I bought one new black paint marker which costs about $3. The rest of the materials like glue, brushes, etc., I already had on hand. So for less than $15 I made a giant piece of wall art that will last for years.

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I've always been a comic book fan as good as the stories were is was the art that caught my attention. I saw the cover of this Flash comic in a bargain bin and fell in love. I knew I wanted to make a large wall art version as soon as I saw it.

I was lucky and was able to find a good image of this cover online. I saved it to my desktop and then turn it in to a vector in Inkscape which is a free vector graphics software. Next I printed an enlarged version. I trim up the print out and use clear tape to tape them together. I make sure to tape up the front and back seams.

I know what you are thinking, "Hey man you just skipped a pretty important part!?!?" "How do I convert an image in to a vector and then print out an enlarged version?!?!?" And you are right I did. But I did so because that process is all done on the computer and to be honest kind of boring in picture form. I started off trying to add that info in this Instructable but it just looks like the same picture repeated several times where I try to explain where to click. However do not fret I did make a video tutorial of that process if you want to know how I make my templates. You can watch it here How I make my stencil/templates its a step by step of my process with a voiceover, in my opinion its a lot easier to follow.

Amazing detail! Wonderful job :)
danthemakerman (author)  Penolopy Bulnick4 months ago
Thank you!