August 3, 2011

✥ 20 Cent Zebra Map Art ✥

Here's a quick little project I whipped up that cost me a whopping 20 Cents!!
Right now I'm working on my goal to create some personalized art. This project was fun and easy- you'll love it!
You need: a printer
a zebra {or any animal} pencil sketch image
a map
a frame
I have several old maps from pre-GPS days. For this particular project I looked through to find a meaningful place that was composed of colors I was decorating with. I ended up using an old atlas page with a map of Colorado.

Next, I selected a pencil sketch of a zebra. I used a site where you pay a nominal fee to use their images, in this case- twenty whole cents! ☺
Next step, print out your image. My advice, just make sure you know how your printer works. You're thinking, uh, duh, it prints on paper. But I mean, does the paper need to be inserted face down and should the top of the paper be facing towards you or away? You don't wanna use a bunch of maps trying to figure it out.

For an additional image option, I believe you can edit an image using Picnik or similar software into a pencil sketch image. That way you could make your own.

Thanks for checking out my little project. Pretty easy, right?
 I love it, I think it looks so cute.
And make sure you check out these awesome gals who featured this project!

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  1. This is awesome, cant wait to see the finished wall!


  2. Hummm... either place would be good, but I sorta like the left side! :)

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party,

    With smiles from NW Illinois,

  3. Love your zebra art, Becca! I like him on the left by the initials!

  4. I love zebra anything! So creative! I am kind of obsessed with gallery walls. In fact my post today is about them. Go check it out. There's info about a free art site.

  5. I like the left. Great idea! I keep wanting to try this project myself!

  6. What a great idea! I love the idea of printing a picture on a map.

  7. love this. must try it.
    love your gallery wall also.
    cheryl xox.

  8. I use maps in my art work and Journaling also. The zebra work looks really sophisticated. Lovely!

  9. looks awesome love your display come see me at

  10. No advice, but I love the zebra -map. What a great idea!

  11. Love your charming zebra art! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  12. This is fantastic!! and so original!! great job

  13. That is such a neat idea to print onto a map! The possibilities are endless!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. Had to become a new follower because I'm a dedicated Zebra lover! Went all the way to South Africa to stand just a metre from them in the wild :)

    This is such a brilliant idea, Going to fill a few frames with such genius for my uni walls.

    P.S The gallery wall you have created is very salon style; it suits perfectly and I love it.

  15. What a cool project! I really need to add some "art" pieces into my collage wall...and I really like this idea! Great job!

  16. This is really the look...gonna make one but with a picture of a giraffe...nuts about giraffes. Thanks for the idea.Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  17. I totally knew what you meant when we said "know how your printer works", I've been caught out a few times!


  18. This looks really cute. I just finished some map art for my partner's office but almost wish I'd added some gorgeous animal sketches now. Looks fantastic!

    Love your blog, I'm your newest follower :) xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  19. looks very cute I may use something like this in my new decorating theme thanks for sharing come see me at


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