Canvas Photos


About a month ago, I made some prints for the kids rooms and bathroom.  I wanted to find a way to display them without having to put them in a frame or send them off somewhere to print on a canvas.  Instead, I put them on a canvas myself.  I've done this before (thanks Tee for the tutorial :), but it was more of a canvas transfer.  The way I did it this time glues the actual picture on the canvas.  It was pretty easy and actually kinda fun for this not-so-crafty gal.

If you need some prints, hop on over to my Etsy site and grab a few :)

DIY: Canvas Photos
Printed photo (works best printed on photo paper)
Canvas - same size as photo
Black acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Application brush

Trim picture to fit the canvas
Paint edge of the canvas
Let paint dry for about 30 minutes
Rinse paint brush while the paint is drying
Paint top of the canvas with mod podge
Place photo on top of canvas (picture side up)
Press down so all the wrinkles are out - this shouldn't happen much if printed on photo paper
Paint top of picture with mod podge and put some on the sides to seal in the photo
 -make sure it's a thin layer
 - it looks white for a little bit after you paint - it will dry
Let dry for about 12 hours

I printed my photos at Costco and bought the canvas, mod podge & acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby - they have coupons all the time!  Most of their canvas' come in 2 packs. I already had a paint brush at home.  There is glossy and matte mod podge.  I picked up the matte and it worked well. 

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