Every once in a while I browse through the Anthropologie website looking for unique home decor items that I would probably never buy, but could definitely make. I think this Anthropologie Gradient Mountain Print is so unique, but with a $100 price tag, is definitely out of my decorating budget. Luckily, I have a pile of pictures from a trip to Alaska a few years back, a Picmonkey account, and a spare frame lying around. This means that for $10.99, I got a knock-off print to hang on a very blank wall in my bathroom.
I made a Picmonkey tutorial, in case you want to make a similar print for yourself. However, if you just want the print, feel free to scroll past the tutorial. I have links for a printable 8×10 as well as 11×14 at the end of the post… Free for you to download.
Here we go with the Picmonkey tutorial!
Head on over to Picmonkey.com. There you will see three options: “Edit a photo,” “Create a collage,” and “Design.” Select “Create a collage.”
In the left-hand toolbar, click on “Open photos.”
Pick the photo you would like to edit. This photo will then appear in the left-hand toolbar.
The default collage has three cells. For this project, we only want one cell. Click the small “x” in the upper right-hand corner of two of the cells.
Drag and drop your photo into the collage – click on your photo in the left-hand tool bar, and drag it into the collage cell.
We want the picture to be a landscape rectangle, not a square. Click on the top border of the picture and drag it down until the picture is a rectangle.
Now, to make the rectangle into an oval. In the far left-hand toolbar, there is a paint pallet icon. When you click on this icon, a new left-land tool bar will appear with new editing options. You will use two of these editing options. (1) Under the corner rounding option, select 100% – drag the small circle all the way to the right. (2) Check the box for “Transparent background.”
In the top toolbar, select “Edit.”
Select “Open in Editor.” Your picture will now be opened in the Picmonkey Editing feature.
On the far left-hand toolbar, click on the Effects wand icon. Select “Dusk,” and choose the fade level you like. I went with 30%.
On the far left-hand toolbar, above the Effects wand, click on the Editing icon. Then select Exposure. The Anthropologie picture I was replicating was pretty washed out, so increased the Brightness and Highlights.
Click Save, and save your new masterpiece to your computer. This is the end of part one!
Go back to Picmonkey.com. Select “Design.”
In the left-hand toolbar, select “Canvas Color.” Pick any color that you like.
In the far left-hand toolbar, click on the butterfly “Overlays” icon. Then select “Your Own.” Open the picture that you edited a few minutes ago.
Your picture will appear as a small overlay.
Click and drag one of the corners of the overlay to make the picture larger. Center the overlay picture, and you’re finished!