Thursday, February 16, 2012

DIY Thursday : Photos on Canvas

Look at the fun new display I have at my house:


I've been wanting to put something on the wall heading down to the basement...


I'm sure you've seen this idea floating around the internet.  I did.  I pinned it.  I got the supplies.  I went to work.


But let me tell ya....it's not as easy as it looks.

Try as I did to make sure that there were no crinkles and such, I still got some...


Little wrinkles that showed up after I tried to carefully smooth on the picture...


And poor Madison's photo.  Kind of looks bad at certain angles & up close and personal.


But through all the faults, I still like them.


Here's how I did mine:
{Sorry. No Pics}

Supplies:
-Canvas.  I went to Hobby Lobby and got some 8x10 canvas that they sold in a 2-pack.  It was on sale.  It was great.
-Paint.  One tutorial I saw used Scrapbook paper to line the edges.  I just went with some acrylic 50 cent paint.  And with that paint, I painted the edges and little bit on the top.
-Pictures.  I just recently took these pictures, and their my faves of the kids right now.  I print out on my printer 8x10 copies of the pics.  I did however have to trim a bit around; just enough for it to fit on the canvas.
-Modge Podge.  This is what I used to adhere the photo to the canvas.  I also did a coat on top for that all-around crafty look.

And that's that.  A wonderful project to add to my home!

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3 comments:

Keri said...

SO cute! i totally want to try this!

Oil Painting on Canvas said...

so nice i like this

Vicky said...

I've been wondering how to do this. Thanks for sharing. I am a new FB fan visiting from One Artsy Mama. Vicky from Mess For Less