TpT Clipart Tribe Presents: Franken-Doodle-Stein Halloween Blog Hop

This past week, 12 INCREDIBLE artists from the TpT Clipart Tribe came together to create something absolutely amazing!! For the first time, we brought our skills and artistic styles together and each artist was allowed to add a unique piece to create our very own Franken{doodle}stein.

This project began with a simple discussion and turned into an amazing collaborative piece of art.  I can't tell you how proud I am to be a part of this incredibly talented bunch! Starting with the head as our driving force, each artist was allowed to add a piece of their choosing. Because each of us had complete control over what we added to the image, we were all so excited to see what each artist would come up with next as the image evolved. Let's all take a moment to celebrate and thank the creativity and styles of the artists who spend countless hours creating high resolution graphics to help and inspire you to create amazing teaching resources and crafts. Below you might discover some new artists as well as a few familiar ones that helped to put this entire project together. 

As you watch the transformation come alive, please take time to visit each of the artists' shops/blogs listed below. We all have put together a very special "treat" as a way to show how thankful we are for your continued support!! 

Not only will all of our TpT shops be discounted this week, but we also have some special treats for you to download from our individual TpT shops and/or blog posts linked below. Each piece of our Frankendoodlestein has been formatted by Sarah Pecorino in POSTER size for you to download, print, and assemble to display in your homes or classrooms this week (See the end of the post for directions and pictures of how to assemble a poster-sized Frankendoodlestein!!!

Now without further Adieu..... I present to you, our Frankendoodlestein!!

Click the image below to download the head and then hop on over to Sarah's blog to grab the next piece!!

This entire project came about through some fun discussion between several of us artists in the TpT Clipart Tribe group. I had this fantastic idea to do a collaborative Frankenstein and 11 other artists seemed to really like the idea, so we made it happen. That's what happens when people collaborate and support one another and I could not be more blessed to have so many creative friends to turn to for support and laugh with. We truly had so much fun with this project!!

I started out with a quick sketch in Photoshop, added my illustrative flair and then sent my piece off to the next amazing artist and watch what she would add. Here is my before sketch next to my finished art. I was originally going to go with a frown to make him grumpy, but later decided he needed to be a happy Franken-Doodle. The reason I did his head so large at the top was to leave room for text and create something special you all can use in your classrooms or at home with your kids to create some fun and spooky stories.

If you are interested in learning how to create your own clip art images, this is the last week to sign up for my self-paced video e-course - Clip Art 101: From Start to Finish at $75 off!!! Sign up before October 31st to get the discount and and join me this January as I take you on a journey to learn how to transform your sketches into unique digital art!! Click the link above to find out more about my video course!!  Scroll down to the end of this post to grab an extra fun freebie for you to enjoy! I hope you all have a happy and safe week!

Here is a completed Poster-Sized Franken-Doodle-Stein all printed, cut and put together. I have to say that I would not recommend having small children cut this out as this was quite tedious, but it makes for a great window or door decor for your home or classroom. The finished size is 19 inches by about 19 inches. Not too big and not too small...

I decided to cut out the mad scientist machine first, since it prints on three pages. I ended up scrapping page 2 and re-printing it so I could leave a border on the top and bottom so that the image would fit seamlessly when glued together.  I printed all three pages and I left a little bit of a white border on the top and bottom of page three. Once finished cutting them out, pages 1 and 2 fit seamlessly on top of the second page using the extra bit of paper. I apologize for the image quality below.... I used my phone to take a quick photo and the lighting in my office was terrible... yikes.  Hopefully, you get the idea and I can save you a little time. 
You do not need to leave any white space on the other pieces because they all are created to overlap one another.  Just an FYI.... the piece with the arm and kitty are the most tedious to cut out... I highly suggest you begin with that piece so the remaining pieces seem easy..haha  

As an added bonus gift, my newest hand-painted digital papers will be FREE all week long!! Get them while they're free and please remember to leave feedback...
Click the image below to download these.

Hop on over to Sarah's blog to grab the next piece and enjoy an extra special treat she created just for you!!

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