Here's my version. Seeing how we're more of a silly kinda family, we did our own little Silly Photo Shoot Saturday morning. The kids wore whatever they had on that morning, bed-head and all. Here are a few from the photo shoot.
I'm not going to re-invent the wheel here. The Sassy Pepper did a great job with their tutorial. Here are the basic steps:
- Paint a border on your canvas
- Apply Mod Podge to the back of your photo
- Place your photo on your canvas
- Flip your canvas over, apply pressure while drying
- Re-Paint your canvas border to blend your photo into the canvas and allow to dry
- Apply Mod Podge to your photo & canvas. and allow to dry
A few things I did different:
- I created a large border around my photo rather than bringing it all the way to the edge of the canvas
- I dabbed my final coat of Mod Podge with a dry paper towel to create a textured effect. As you can see in the pic below.
|The photo on the left shows the texture.|
- When applying the Mod Podge to the back of the photo you have to apply enough of it FAST enough that it won't dry by the time you go to put it on the canvas, but if you put on too much or your paper is too thin, it will warp your photo.
- Be very careful with your placement. It dries fast.
- When you flip your canvas over to apply pressure to the photo. You will want to place a book inside and then some weight on top of that so you don't get any bubbles. Don't forget to put pressure on the WOOD FRAME, as well as the inside, or you will have bubbles along your pictures edge.
- When dabbing with a paper towel to create your texture, be very careful. If you apply too much pressure or rub in one direction or the other, you can smear the ink off your photo.
Hope this helps! Here are my final photos. We absolutely LOVE them to pieces. I placed them on a small wall between our coat closet and our garage door. It makes me smile every time I walk by them! Total project cost was less than $15. The canvas was $6 for 2 at Walmart. I already had the paint, Mod Podge, and photo paper so I figured I used about $3 worth of other supplies I already had. Have fun with yours. I hope you've been INSPIRED just as I was.
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