I have seen this DIY all over Pinterest and decided to give it a try. The idea is that you use mod podge to adhere a printed picture onto a canvas. I actually tried it a few weeks ago and it was a total failure. I tried to follow the directions, but it just bunched up and eventually ripped. I decided to give it another go, with significantly more mod podge on the back of the picture. I really like how this turned out.
This is the picture I decided to use
|Live It Out Photography|
This is one of my favorite engagement pictures. We took our pictures around Georgetown and I still love looking at them
|On Pinterest Original Source|
The steps are pretty easy. Some tutorials say use tissue paper, but I just printed my image on regular printer paper. After I printed out my picture, I covered the back of the paper in mod podge and pressed it onto the canvas. I then used a paint brush to spread mod podge evenly over the front of the image.
I waited about fifteen minutes between coats and did four coats total. There were still some bumps, and it definitely wasn't perfect. But I am happy for a first attempt.
I am going to paint in the white areas around the picture, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I would probably buy a slightly smaller canvas next time so I don't have the white borders.
I am linking up with Stephanie and Kate for Saw It, Pinned It, Did It. Thanks to Stephanie and Kate for hosting such a fun link-up.