Saturday, December 17, 2011

Make a 'photo canvas' in just a few easy steps!

I bought these Home Interior canvases a long time ago at Goodwill for 15 cents each (originally $4.99) with the intention of making something from them.  I thought that someday I would cover them with fabric or paint or something!  Well, today was that someday. 

I decided to make a photo canvas from one of the pictures of my girlie that my sister had gifted me for my birthday.  I wasn't sure if it would turn out-but I think it did.  I'm very pleased!

First of all, I opened the basement door and then quickly sprayed the edges of the canvas white.  After it dried, I brought it upstairs and got out the ol' trusty glue stick.  I smeared the glue around the edges and a little in the middle.  Then I stuck the photo on the canvas and positioned it the way I wanted it, then smoothed it down with my hands.  (The canvas was exactly 8 inch by 10 inch, and the photo was a little bigger than that.)

So, I turned it photo faced down and trimmed the edges with an exacto knife.

I then flipped it over and filed the edges with a nail file to smooth them.   (Also, because I think everything looks better roughed up a little around the edges.)
Taadaa!!!  In just a few minutes I made a photo canvas-now my child's photo POPS off the wall!

Mmmmmmwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!  I love that kid!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!


Pam... said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

omgggg she is delicious looking !!!!!!!!!!! Jodie

Dawnie said...

Very beautiful picture of Hope and I LOVE what how you used your canvas!! You creative girlie!!

Inoureyes said...

Clever chickie!

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT project! I love it when inspiration strikes..and works out SO well! A beautiful portrait of your girl Holly! Hope you are enjoying the Holiday season..I am feeling a bit of a time crunch...seems I have been at work, more than home, these past few days, and I need to find some balance....