February 3, 2009

canvas pictures...

a few of you have asked how i did the picture canvas' of my boys, so i'm going to tell you.

all you need is 3 things:
  • print out pictures
  • canvas
  • mod podge

we used 16x20 canvas' (it was a big wall we were putting them on, so we needed a bigger impact) got the canvas' at hobby lobby. i bought the 2 pack for $9.99 & had a 40% coupon.

mod podge can also be bought at hobby lobby.

the prints we got printed out at kinko's. i had them printed out a little bit larger (18x22) so i could wrap the picture around the edges. why do this you might ask??? i didn't want any of the white around the edges to show. i got all 3 prints for $3.26, but nothing i do EVER comes out right the first time. chad went back the second time & they charged him $2.50 each. not sure why???

i did black & white because we like it better but also because of $$$. if you would get this size print printed out in color your talking about spending A LOT of money.

why i had to buy extra prints from kinko's was because at my first attempt i put mod podge all over the canvas. this made the picture bubble & look horrible. we finally figured out to only put a little in the corner. let it dry, then seal it all over the top of the picture.

easy project & the whole thing cost less than $25.00 - SUPER DEAL!!!! you can't buy art work that cute in the stores!!!! ha ha

i hope i explained it well enough for you to try at home. please let me know if you do - i want to see your masterpieces!

14 comments:

Melinda said...

Great explanation! Can't wait to try it!

The Bray Family said...

I think I might just try that! But with pictures of my own kids, not yours ;) (Yours are pretty cute though!!HAHA)

Dawn said...

I'm trying to picture this in my head. Wouldn't the corners, because it is paper after all, fold funky?!

I need to go back to your other post to look better.

Thank you! :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to try it...eventually. :-)

misty said...

i'll take some closer pictures of the whole thing, including the sides & post soon (batteries dead) so you can see exactly.

6HappyHearts said...

Love it! Thanks for posting as I have been wanting to try this & just was thinking I was crazy!!! I'll post my results once I try it : )

Michelle said...

I will have to try it. Thanks for explaining it.

LuAnn said...

Thanks for the careful instructions. I will try this soon. I have to find the perfect pictures!!!

Tanja said...

Those pictures look great, thanks for sharing!

Audrey said...

Adorable! I think I'll try it!

jennifer said...

what a great idea! love it!

AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

i love pics on canvas :)

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! Too cute! I will have to try it!

Thanks for comming by my blog! I will look forward to seeing your scarf!

Summer said...

i'm trying to catch up on your blog.....did you take my canvas idea from christmas!!! :)