Thursday, June 20, 2013

DIY Photo Canvas

I pinned this project awhile ago and planned to surprise "Ricky" with some of our wedding pics for Valentines Day...but we were in the midst of listing our home for sale so then I thought to get them ready for "Ricky's" birthday in April...but we were then buying a new home & throwing Livy's farm birthday bash...

so, they just got June!  Oh well:)

I actually had to acquire all of the supplies for this project but it still was WAY more economical than buying these professionally and it made for a fun craft:)
I ordered my prints through Costco, picked up a value pack of canvases at Michaels (ages ago!) and the Mod Podge, foam brushes & paint at Hobby Lobby.

If you're a newbie like me, start by trimming your photo to fit your canvas, swipe Mod Podge over the canvas & afix your photo- allow to dry completely.

Then apply Mod Podge over the photo & allow to dry completely- be sure to keep your brush strokes uniform.  The Mod Podge will dry clear, glossy or matte, depending on your preference.

Next daub paint around the edges- I used a combination of black & bronze & an old cotton cloth.

Allow the paint to dry & then daub some more to your liking:)

Apply some picture hanging strips to the back of the canvas & hang:)

And next I need to tackle our white walls but at least I'm one project closer to completion!

Thanks for stopping by,

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