This is a tutorial for a photo canvas. It is SUPER easy and practically fool proof! I did this on my living room floor while the kids were playing :)
The supplies are very basic and most crafters have everything already on hand! I printed the 8x10 picture from a home computer so I didn't even need to go to the store for that! I used a black canvas I found at Micheal's that made this project even easier then some I had seen before like at literally inspired's blog which is one of the original places I saw a photo canvas tutorial.
Use the mod podge and lightly coat the back of your image and then place it center onto the canvas.
After letting the photo dry onto the canvas for 30 minutes, lightly coat the picture to seal it. Let dry for 15 minutes and coat again if necessary. I coated it 3 times.Your picture WILL look milky but don't worry, it dries clear. It DOES however, dry with streaks in it so paint it on all in one direction. I don't mind the streaks because I feel like it gives it that "canvas" look.
Sponge your acrylic paint of choice(I mixed two colors together to make a "faded black look") around the edges of the photo.
Fourth step (OPTIONAL):
You could be done here because the canvas is black so no need to do anything else, but I wanted a more finished look so I added scrapbook paper to the edges. Take a piece of scrapbook paper and cut to fit the sides of the canvas. You can leave black showing because you are covering it with paint anyway.
Lightly coat the strips of scrapbook paper in mod podge and adhere to the sides. After drying for about 30 minutes, seal the strips by adding a coat of mod podge on top.
Using the same acrylic paint, sponge all of the edges. I also added a coat of mod podge to the entire canvas as a final sealer.
And that's IT! You have a beautiful hand-crafted 8x10 canvas for less then $5.
If you have any questions, you can comment below. We would also love to see your DIY canvases you make!
NOTICE: The picture is still a little wet so the lines look pretty intense but they dry much softer. I was just on a time constraint so couldn't wait for it to dry fully :)
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