Pop Up Pop Art

Designer: Kailtyn Miller



  1. Choose who you will be creating a pop art style portrait of. Maybe a pop culture icon, historical figure, or leader in your community. Print out a reference photo or create a sketch to base your portrait off of.
  2. Place tracing paper or tissue paper over your reference photo. Trace silhouette and any identifying features you would like eliminating unnecessary details
  3. Transfer traced design to cardboard by placing tissue over cardboard and tracing lines with a permanent marker. You may need to trace lines more than once to get them to show up on the cardboard
    • If using tracing paper, transfer image by using the traditional pencil transfer method of tracing lines on the reverse side with graphite and then placing tracing paper over cardboard and tracing original lines again to transfer
  4. Cut out silhouette
  5. Determine what features you would like to amplify with added texture. Apply Snow (AC-523) with a pallet knife to areas where you would like added texture
    • Allow snow to dry
  6. Cut cardboard for your portrait background and coat with background color we used Brightest Yellow (SS-111)
  7. When Snow is dry, start adding portrait color, we used Royal Fuchsia (SS-92), Medium Blue (SS-331), and Flat Black (SS-138)
    • Use one thick coat or two thinner coats for full coverage
  8. With a small detail brush, outline features with Flat black
  9. Mount finished portrait on background



  • Cardboard


  •  SS-92 Royal Fuchsia
  • SS-111 Brightest Yellow
  • SS-331 Medium Blue
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • AC-523 Snow

Decorating Accessories

  • Various Acrylic Brushes
  • Liquid Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper or tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Marker