Canvasing Prints

While over on Pinterest, I came across a pin from The Sassy Pepper's blog.  It was a tutorial on how to adhere photos to canvas with Mod Podge.  The tutorial can be found here.

A friend of ours took this picture of my wedding shoes during our "Trash the Dress" session.  I wanted to mount it on canvas to put in my closet.  So, I am using this one as a sample for this tutorial.

First, get the picture printed in the size you need.  I use a service called Snapfish and can get the picture printed at locations all over the country within two hours or so.  Sometimes, the dimensions of the actual print are slightly off from the size of the canvas.  In this case, you will want to trim the picture to fit the canvas.

Then paint the edges of the canvas with a complimenting color.  I like to use the darkest color in the picture.  For this picture, I used acrylic paint in navy blue.

Once the edges have dried, using a sponge brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the canvas. 

Place the picture on canvas, adjust to ensure it is even.  Smooth out the picture with your hand. 

Then, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the picture and the edges of the canvas.  Try to do this using continuous strokes as you go across the picture.  If you don't and you stop in the middle of the picture, you will be able to see it when it dries.

Once the top coat of Mod Podge dries, your picture is ready to hang.  You will notice there is a little sheen to your picture once it is mounted on the canvas.  In the picture below, you can see the sheen a little at the bottom. 


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