Before I share that, I want to thank you all for the comments and get well wishes for Joy and most of all for your prayers! We came home this weekend so this was the shortest hospital stay yet and we’re very thankful. They didn’t find out satisfactory answers; they mostly just ruled out some things. But the good thing is that she’s feeling much better. Thank you so much!
Now on to what I have to share.....
I’ve been wanting to try my own “canvas art” for awhile. I’ve had Jason so busy on the staircase over the past couple of months that he just hadn’t taken time to cut my board. He did so this weekend, so I finally got to it Sunday afternoon. It’s really easy and fun too!
Here’s the original pin which can be found on my Thing I Want to Make or Do Pinterest board:
|Source: Mommy Models Blog|
I opted for a 12 x 18 photo instead of a 12 x 12 because I thought it would look better for this particular picture and 12 x 12's are harder to come by anyway. I ordered my 12 x 18 photo from Walgreens. The photo I’ve been wanting as my “canvas art” was taken 3 months after Luke was home – October of 2010 - at East Lake, which is a place my mom spent many years fishing and swimming at this very spot and also the place where my grandmother and granddaddy retired. We spent many weekends there as I was growing up too. So this is special....it's another generation standing on the banks of East Lake. And this photo captured the bonding of these two and their very special relationship fom those very beginning days. :)
You’ll need your photo, plywood, modge podge, a brush or sponge type brush (I used the sponge type), and paint of your choice. I also used antiquing glaze.
We used ¾” plywood, although Jason says ½” plywood would also be fine. Cut your board to the size of your photo (or you can have Lowes do this for you if you don’t have a way to do so).
First of all, I painted the edges of my board. No need to paint the back unless that bothers you. Mine will hang on the wall so it won’t be seen, so I didn’t bother with painting it. After that dried, I opted to add antiquing glaze as well over that to tone down my red paint. Of course, I chose red! :)
After your paint is dried, you’re ready to get that photo on. Spread an even layer of modge podge over your board and over the back of your photo.
You are then ready to put your photo on the board. Just smooth as you go removing any bubbles. When you have it where you want it and smoothed out, add an even layer of the modge podge over the top and edges of the photo. In this photo, you can still see the modge podge on top of the photo.
It’s kind of scary seeing modge podge going over your beautiful photo, but don’t worry it dries clear……and quickly too. It claimed to do so in an hour, so I set my timer to see....... and it did!
And that’s it! You’re done! You then have a beautiful piece of canvas art! I’m not sure where I’ll hang mine but when I have it up, I’ll show you! (It may be after Christmas because don’t laugh……I already have my big tree up and have started on all the rest of the decorations).
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Thank you so much for hanging with me. I know I haven't been able to blog or visit blogs as much lately. I do appreciate all your visits and your comments!
I have alot to share when I do get the chance! Our staircase is finished! I'm working on our Christmas decor....oh how I get excited about that! And.......Wednesday (if all goes well), we'll be having another Sunporch Chat with a wonderful lady! I hope you'll come back and join us!
Have a great week! :) And don't forget to vote tomorrow (wisely) and PRAY! :)