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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Poster DIY

Another holiday.

A lie-in, banana pancakes for breakfast, and time to try out new ideas.


For a long time now, I wanted to have a big enlargement of a photo to put on my wall.
But after getting a quote from a printer here I gave up on the idea.

Until this morning, when I found a way to make funky posters at home, for free!

All you need is a printer and The Rasterbator. This is a programme that turns photos into huge black and white dotted pictures. You can download it for free here.

Once it is downloaded, choose a picture and open it in Rasterbator. If the programme doesn't want to open make sure you have extracted all the files from the ZIP file.
You can choose the number of prints that make up your poster, and you can choose the size and color of the dots.
Then print it (I think you will need Adobe Reader to be able to open it), glue it together and enjoy!

Here are the different pages. My printer made a small white frame around each pic. I cut it of and glued the sheets with masking tape at the back:

And here is my new poster:

Have a wonderful day!

Lots of love,


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  1. Hi Jutta, cool idea. I will check out that program. I thought in order to rather have one large sheet (instead of several ones glued together) one could maybe try out what we have done as teenagers: put your poster with its face down, on a large cardboard and then take some cotton balls and thinners and rub it from the back. That way the ink should transfer to the large paper/cardboard. It ususally has an interesting and cool effect, depending on how even you rub the back... it does not work with all inks or paper, so try it out first with a small print-out. photocopies work well and we used to do this transfer from/with magazine images (if the paper was not too thick).

    1. What a wonderful idea!!! Never did that as a child but will definitely start to do it now. Sounds really cool.
      thanks so much for the tip dear Imke!
      hugs to Berlin

  2. How incredibly sweet. Did I miss who the picture is of? What a great DIY poster. I also can't help but admire your I Love Life sign as well. You have great taste!

  3. The picture is beautiful. Love your idea of small part put together!

  4. This is cool! Great idea and I liked your Oh happy day cushion a lot! It's lovely, have a great day jutta :)

  5. Very creative ~ and free program ~ how wonderful ~ love the poster ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  6. What a creative idea! Thanks for the link to the free program! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!

  7. New follower here via GFC from Thursday Favorite Things Blog HOp. HOpe you'll stop by my blog soon to follow me too!! Also, if you could place your vote on my fun poll located in the upper left corner of my blog, I'd sure appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful day.

  8. Wow! That looks great! What a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  9. Wow!! That is so fun! I had no idea that you could do that!!!

  10. This is a great idea! I'm like you, I see those design shows on TV and when they do it's such a neat graphic statement. Kudos to you for finding a way for those of us living in the real world can do it!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  11. love this so much!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

  12. Great idea Jutta! The name of the program made me giggle like a 9 year old. hehe

    Thanks for linking up on SOS!!


  13. A very different concept. It has come out very effective.


  14. Really cool!Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Spain

  15. This is awesome! I just love this idea.. it would be a wonderful way to create custom posters for the kids rooms!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  16. love b/w art, and it is a very nice picture.

  17. I Love This. Thanks for sharing at my linky party.
    Marcie @

  18. This is a great idea! I'd love for you to share it at my new linky party:

    Thanks -

  19. awesome ... love the picture and it looks so gorgeous in the space :)

  20. That's really cute! I found you at I Gotta Try That!


  21. This is awesome!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes on Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  22. Thanks for reminding me about this cool program. I saw it ages ago and couldn't remember where to find it. So glad you shared this at Etcetorize this week~

  23. How cool!! I have never heard of this program I can't wait to check it out. Your poster turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  24. Nice finished product Jutta. Thank you for sharing information on the program. I'm going to give it a try.

  25. Hey there found you through the link up. What a great idea. I really want to make prints of my son and hubby's art work. I wonder if I could do this same thing by take a pic of it first and then do what you say here.
    Thanks for the tip. Happy to be your newest follower.

  26. Awesome idea, Jutta!
    Das Programm kannte ich gar nicht, werde es jetzt mal downloaden für ein späteres Projekt :)
    Vielen Dank dafür!!
    ganz liebe Grüße,
    Duni xo

  27. This is really cool. I will have to remember this as I am redoing rooms in my home. I am a new follower from the creative hop. Come check my blog out and hope you could follow back. Thanks.

  28. Jutta,

    Love this! What an awesome program. Fun for the kids. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.


  29. Another wonderful idea -love it! Thanks Jetta for linking this up at Seasonal Celebration Sunday! Rebecca@Natural Mothers Network x

  30. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @

  31. I wanted to thank you for sharing this on my linky party and let you know that it was featured and the most viewed.
    Marcie @

  32. This looks amazing!!!! Love the idea, love your blog too! I'm Hanna, love making some new friends. I', your newest follower:) You can find me at

    Happy Holidays

    xoxoxo Hanna


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