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.
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.
After the paint dried, I applied a layer of Modge Podge to the front of the canvas...
...and carefully placed the photo on the canvas.
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!
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)
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...
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...
I LOVE how it turned out!