I love a photo on canvas.
Actually, I just love a canvas.
And I had been wanting some family photos for Trailerhood II.
It is my second home.
And my home is not a home without photos of my people !
I thought I would try making my own.
Cause... I'm cheap you know.
I guess it's not actually a Pinterest project that I've pinned.
I've looked at LOTS of pins on how to make these ,
but apparently never pinned one.
However , I did pin this idea , which is basically the same method I used.
Here is what I did :
First I printed out some of my favorite pictures from my computer.
( on card stock )
Some of the posts I've read had them printed at a photo store.
I didn't do this for two reasons ,
#1 - I'm cheap , remember ..
#2 - I wasn't sure if the Modge Podge would ruin good quality photos , so I didn't want to chance it.
Then , I took 4, 8x10 canvas' from Hobby Lobby,
painted the edges,
( which you wouldn't have to do if you wrap your photos, but mine weren't big enough )
Painted Modge Podge all over the canvas ( liberally ),
placed the photos on top of the Modge Podged canvas .
And smushed and smushed and smushed.
The first two , I painted Modge Podge on top right away ,
but it looked like my color was running so I didn't do that on the last two.
(exactly why I didn't have my photos printed professionally)
You can't really tell from this picture , but Addie was looking really streaky.
On this one she was not.
So ... I just stopped.
I let them dry overnight.
In the morning , the top two were still a little streaky but the colors had not run.
And they had a really great finish.
I decided to give them all another coat of Modge Podge.
I LOVE HOW THIS PROJECT TURNED OUT !
This is what I learned from this project:
Patience is key when working with Modge Podge
( not easy for me ...)
Let each coat completely dry before applying the next.
Painting Modge Podge in the same direction is important so you will not get a "streaky" finish.
Being able to cut straight is a plus...
last but not least ,
You can have great looking photo canvas without spending much money at all !
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