This comic strip makes me happy. We no longer have wedding photos plastered all over like when we were newlyweds…they have been replaced by the kids. However, this piece has remained since we made it more than 4 years ago. On a whim, we decided to transform a few of our wedding photos into a comic strip. We tried to tell a quick story with the images and text. We made it in an afternoon, but it remained only digital for quite a while.
Then we spotted this really cool frame from Crate & Barrel (seen in our Kitchen Inspiration Board). We both instantly knew what to do with it. We split up the comic strip and stuck each panel in an opening of the frame. We had to arrange them vertically to avoid the text getting chopped off, but I love the frame in this vertical position. We first hung it in the dining room of our town home on a narrow wall and it has now found a new home on this tiny wall in the dining area of our kitchen.
We used this comic art tutorial to turn our wedding portraits into a comic strip using PhotoShop Elements. We used digital versions of the professional wedding photos (so glad we paid the premium for the digitals). This tutorial is for a much older version, but similar functions still exist in more recent PhotoShop Elements versions. We just had to search a bit to find the same features. To add the comic fonts and talk bubbles we used Comic Life for Mac (there is a Windows and iPad version now).
This art just makes me smile. We are not typically pop art kind of people, but we love this little sentimental piece. We made it together. I love the juxtaposition of a formal wedding turned into a comic strip. Our oldest son is getting into cartoons and comics more and more. He thinks it is pretty cool that mom and dad are in a comic. It has turned into a fun way to share our wedding with our kids.