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Monday, August 15, 2011

DIY Canvas Print

Love the look of canvas prints but not the price? Yeah you can get a good deal on a canvas print sometimes but usually they are pretty pricey. You can create a canvas look for a fraction of the cost. And it's very easy. Here's how I did it!

Supplies:
• 8x10 Canvas (craft store, walmart, big lots has them too)  You can pick these up for $2 or less!
• 8x10 Photo/Print printed at a photo lab. (Costco is the best!)
• Paint Brush
• Paint to match your print.
• Mod Podge
• Scissors or Paper Cutter

Lets get started shall we? If you'd like to use our print you can get it HERE. Don't have a photo of this step but trim your 8x10 print to fit your canvas. It's not much, just enough so your photo will not hang over the edges of your canvas.

Paint around the entire edge/sides of your canvas. Go ahead and cover just a tiny bit of the top edges too. I give mine 2 coats for good coverage. Let dry.

Once paint has dried add a layer of Mod Podge to the entire surface of the canvas and stick on the 8x10 print/photo. Basically you're gluing it on.

It should now look like this.

Next, cover the entire photo with Mod Podge. Also be sure to cover the sides that were painted earlier. (Try not to be jealous of my lovely manicure hehe!)

Here's a close up for some detail. You will see the brush strokes when it dries. I personally like them, makes it look like maybe the canvas really is painted. But if that's not your thing smooth them out as much as possible. Let dry and use your best judgement as to whether or not you need a second coat of Mod Podge.

Let dry and display as you please. Looks great on an end table or hang on a wall.

For our who can i bless canvas I think somewhere you'll see each day when you leave home is perfect. Like a simple last minute reminder as you're stepping out the door!

What do you think? Easy right? Don't for get you can snag our who can I bless today print HERE. This printable was created with products from Michelle Underwood Designs.

If you have any 8x10 printables you'd like to share with us please leave the link to it in the comments! Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have any questions.
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