Monday, February 27, 2012

{TGIM} Vintage Photo Canvas

I LOVE this idea that I saw on Pinterest! (Where else, right?!) Vintage canvas photos! I am so sentimental and love old photographs from my family. This idea was brought to us by This could make for a great gift! Maybe for Mother's Day?? Grab your morning coffee (or tea, in my mother's case) and let me explain the process of this week's truly great idea....

Here's what you will need:

  • Photos! (printed copies-not originals)
  • Canvas (Here- they used (4) 6X6 size canvases but you can use any size you want.)
  • Matte Mod Podge (available at craft stores)
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ink (blank ink pad and/or distressed ink)
  • Paint Brush or Sponge

1. Using your brush or sponge, coat the blank canvases with Mod Podge and let them dry completely.
2. Next, cut all your copied photos 1/8" smaller than their designated canvas.

3. Measure the sides of your canvases and cut strips of scrapbook paper 1/8" smaller. 

4. :Using your brush or sponge again, apply ink to the corners of your canvas.

5. Apply a think layer of Mod Podge onto the canvas and carefully place your picture on top. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Repeat with the sides of your canvas but with the scrapbook paper. Let it dry.  

6. Once it has dried, take your sponge and apply more black ink around the edges until to achieved the desired look. 
7. Finally, take your distressed ink and apply to the edges until you reach your desired finished look.  
8. Lastly, apply the Mod Podge all over your canvas and let dry. 

Now, hang them up and enjoy! Thanks to for the great inspiration!

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