Incredible Collage – Inspired by “The Incredibles” | Level 2

Pow! Whap! Bam! We’re celebrating all of the super moms (and dads) out there this week with this Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein influenced piece featuring the incredible Helen Parr. You can really make this your own a variety of ways including picking different paper, color scheme, and including other mediums as well. Here are the things you might need!

Supplies List:Appx Cost:
Heavy Duty Paper/ Bristol$0.20 ea
Red, Black, Orange, Yellow, and Dotted Scrapbook Paper$0.80 ea
Black&White Graphic Scrapbook Paper$0.80 ea
Other Graphic Scrapbook Papers$0.80 ea
Total Approximate Cost:$5.80
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.
Tools List:Appx Cost:
Scissors$0
Hobby Knife$5
Glue Stick$1
Black Brush Tip Pen$3
Total Approximate Cost:$9
*Cost is approximated with coupons/sales and if you don’t already have all the supplies. You may have leftovers!
If the cost is $0, I’m assuming you already have these things.

picture of differently colored scrapbook paper, pens, pencils, and glue stick

Instructions

First, find a picture of Helen that you like and size it up–in Photoshop or eyeball it–to fit your Heavy Duty Paper. I turned mine black and white and upped the whites so I wouldn’t waste ink. Print it out!

As you can see above, mine took 3 sheets of paper to get the size right.

Using a light box or window, trace your pieces onto the appropriate colored Scrapbook Paper. Ben-Day Dotted paper for skin. Red for the suit and lips. Black for the hair, mask and eyes, logo’s negative space, gloves, briefs, and boots. Orange for the logo and belt.

Cut everything out. Take your time!

Line everything up. You can use the light box/window again to make sure everything is in place before gluing down with the Glue Stick.

Decide where you want your highlights whether indicated by your photo or by your own creativity. Use the Yellow Scrapbook Paper and cut out the pieces. Glue them in place.

Oops! Realize you’ve made a color mistake and fix it.

Finish your subject by adding in facial details like the lines to her lips, nose, and ears using a Black Brush Tip Pen.

Cut out your effects shapes. You can do zig-zags, explosions, thought bubbles, anything comic book looking.

Feel free to add action words like a big ol’ “BAM!” or “WHOOSH!”.

Grab your Graphic Scrapbook Papers and decide where to place them as your background. I used three different papers. Two were for the effects in the corners, the other one was mainly for the background.

Arrange your layers and see if you like it. Cut to fit if necessary.

Glue down your background.

Glue down your subject.

Finally, do some outlining!

You Did It!

I hope you all liked this paper project. It’s sort of like putting a puzzle together with all the different pieces. I was thinking about the Incredicoaster and how the mural is really graphic and dynamic. Then I thought about Pop Art and Lichtenstein’s work. They’re in the same decade so I felt it was a perfect fit! “The Incredibles” is my favorite Pixar film of all time. I love the realness to the Parrs as a family and–of course–their super powers!

Thanks to everyone who scrolled all the way down here! Please check out our Instagram and Pinterest! Follow us for more Disney inspired projects and pictures from Disneyland and California Adventure. Let us know if you made this craft by tagging us and share with your Disney DIY loving friends and family!

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