Make It Monday- DIY Photo Canvas
|visit Ashley at the Pollock Potluck for her Make It Monday segment!|
So, I was intrigued by THIS Pinterest post. I LOVE canvas photos, but I REFUSE to pay an arm and a leg, when I can get a great print, throw it in a frame and save myself an easy $70. I love photography, but I cannot spend that much money on one photo. Anyway, when I saw this, I figured it was worth a try. The worst I could manage would be ruining a $2.00 print from Walmart and a canvas... what the heck? So, here we go.... I forgot to take a BEFORE picture of all my supplies, but you get the point... Mod Podge. LOVE IT, a photo canvas, some acrylic paint and a photo. My ORIGINAL plan was to use the same size photo as the canvas, but because I apparently can't read directions, I bought a larger canvas. I didn't realize this until I painted it black. I promise I follow directions better than my students... PROMISE.
Anyway- after I painted it black, I added the photo, sealed with Mod Podge (did I tell you I love Mod Podge?) and waited (impatiently) for it to dry.....
|Yes- standing here waiting...|
|Thought since I'm waiting I should include a shot with MOD PODGE!|
When it dried with coat number 1, it looked pretty good, but the sharp contrast of the corners of the photo and the black border didn't do it for me. A quick review of another DIY blogger on Pinterest suggested sponge painting the edges dark brown or black to give it a fade (I don't know if that's what it's really called, but I'm calling it a fade).
Final Product: LOVE!
|Yes- that's me- with my HUGE biceps... I wish my husband didn't have lens darkening glasses... he looks like a creepy 40 something man. I promise he's not.|