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    Default Photo Op / Selfie Cut outs

    I did a preliminary search but probably didn't use the proper terminology so posting here for guidance....

    I'd like to make a plywood or plywood frame with a vinyl overlay of a headless picture scene where folks can stick their head in the hole and take selfies to send to others and tag on social media.

    Anyone know a source for the photography portion of this? I've seen cardboard cutouts like this for indoor events, but this will be outdoor in the elements and I'd like for it to last at least a few years.

    Any ideas?

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    Are you thinking something like these? (My wife did them)

    IMG-5282.jpeg20171122_112721.jpeg

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    Weird, don't know why it showed up upside down, trying again...20171122_112721.jpeg

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    Default Re: Photo Op / Selfie Cut outs

    Quote Originally Posted by toozie21 View Post
    Are you thinking something like these? (My wife did them)

    IMG-5282.jpeg20171122_112721.jpeg

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    Exactly!

    Maybe I'm just making this too much an issue - I don't have a painting artistic bone in my body.

    I have seen a few of these done with a professional vinyl overlay (like a car wrap material) but didn't know where to look for such a thing.

    Your wife did a good job on those! I wish I could stay in the lines... LOL
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    The way she does it is to find a cartoony image she likes that doesn't use a ton of colors or details.

    Then she prints the image and traces the outline onto an overhead sheet. Next she projects the image onto a 4x8 plywood to get an idea where to cut the edge based on the size of image and faces you want to use.

    Cut and prime the board.

    Project the image again onto the board and trace out the image in pencil. Next she takes a wide sharped and traces over the pencil. Then I cut out the ovals for the faces and she touches up the primer scuff marks I make.

    Paint in the sections. Then she retaces the marker again. Lastly we seal it with some sealant.

    I screw to verticle 2x4s on the back and we use secure it with some heavy t-posts.


    As to where to get a wrap, I would check with some sign shops. I know a cousin works at a sign shop and they started to do it recently. So I would call mom-and-pop shops in your area and see id any of them do it.

    Have fun!

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    Someone last year talked about buying life size Buddy from Elf and then did something to laminate it? https://www.orientaltrading.com/elf-...-13807522.fltr
    He said people used it to take selfies in front of his display. I thought it was a cool idea. You will see some other scene settings at that website and that might lead you to other possibilities. Also, https://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/ has some things along that line. And here is an etsy thing you could buy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/5342044...h-prop-face-in

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