Canvas Tutorial

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Step 1: You need an 8×10 “wrap around” canvas (Hobby Lobby or Michaels).  An 81/2 x 11 paper photo (printed on regular paper/regular printer & printed to the edges), a sponge brush, Modge Podge & black matte acrylic paint.  Cut your paper photo to fit the top of your canvas.

Step 2: Sponge brush your black paint around the edges of the canvas and bring it up on the top a bit. You’ll probably need two coats of the black. Once it’s dry – coat the back of your paper photo with the Modge Podge, be sure to coat the edges. Place it on top of your canvas and smooth it out with your fingers being careful not to push too hard, pay attention to the edges.  Sometimes the photo will have small air pockets, smooth out the best you can but don’t sweat it, they tend to smooth themselves out, if not I figure it just adds to the character of the canvas – LOL.

Step 3: Once the photo is smoothed out, let it set about 10 minutes then coat the entire top of the canvas with Modge Podge, be sure to cover the edges. Let that sit about an hour or so then put a 2nd coat on it and cover the entire canvas this time, black edges included.

Step 4: Voilaaaaaa! You’ll be shocked at how good it looks – great Christmas gifts! I stapled red burlap trim to the backs of the horse and barn pics (previous post) and hung them on 3m hooks.  Such an easy, easy project with great results. Have fun!!

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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