Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Revisiting the DIY Canvas Prints...

We moved recently. I will save you all the details, but I can easily sum up my feeling on the move...I NEVER want to move again.  Ha!  A lot of our belongings are in a SUPER PACKED storage unit and there is NO WAY to access anything. Such a mess!  I discovered this week that my camera charger is in a box somewhere in storage.

Lovely.

AGGGGG!

While rummaging though the bag, I found the camera card and decided to upload the pictures (it has been a while!). I kinda cracked myself up when I saw a series of pictures detailing my canvas print process. It made me laugh because I was not blogging at the time and had no intentions of blogging about the canvases.  Ha! I have NO IDEA why I decided to create pictorial evidence of the process!  But since I did, I will share :o)

I started by painting the sides of the canvas and the edge of the front of the canvas black using inexpensive acrylic paint. IMG_5322

After the paint dried, I applied a layer of Modge Podge to the front of the canvas... IMG_5324

...and carefully placed the photo on the canvas.
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Let the canvas dry completely and then apply a layer of Modge Podge to the top of your picture. If you don't wait until it is dry, your picture will wrinkle. No bueno! IMG_5326

After the top layer of Modge Podge is dry, you can use a fingernail file to help "blend" the edge of the picture to the canvas. That part is optional :o) IMG_5327
Obviously I hadn't filed the sides at this point, but for some reason I took a picture of the side :o)

I purchased the 8x10 canvases at Hobby Lobby in a 10 pack...
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And the 16x20 came from Wal-Mart in a two pack. Both packs were very reasonably priced.


That's it! Here is the final product... canvaswall

I LOVE how it turned out!

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