I am in the process of making a “Family Photo Wall” in my living room. I see these cool pieces online of wall art with these great quotes. I thought, there are so many awesome digital Word Art sets for sale, I should make my own. I had some canvases I got a a garage sale, so hey, I’ll make one!
Today I will show you a quick and easy way to make your own personalized Wall Canvas.
The supplies I used were…
A canvas, matte photo paper, scissors, ModPodge, Black craft paint, paintbrush, distress ink, some ribbon, glue gun, edge distress tool or sandpaper.
The digi supplies were…
The first thing you need to do is measure your canvas, then open a new file in your photo editing program that is the same size as you canvas. Design your creation with your word art and some digi papers. I put a few pictures on mine too. Then print it out on your matte photo paper. If it doesn’t fit quite perfectly just trim it down a little.
Then you want to distress the edges of it a little bit, use and edge distressing tool or some sandpaper and rub it all around the edges. Then take your distress ink and rub it all over the edges too. Like this…
Then put a coat of Mod Podge all over the top of of it to seal it. Let it dry.
While that is drying take some craft paint and paint the edges of your canvas, like this…
When both the paint on the canvas and the ModPodge on your paper is dry you will attach the paper to the canvas with some more ModPodge. Just put the ModPodge all over the canvas with your paintbrush, lay the paper on top of that and press down real good, smooth out any air bubbles. I turned mine over so I could get it nice and flat and rub any bubbles out. Like this….
You will have this…
Now add some ribbons to jazz it up a bit, I put some little pieces of ribbon on the corners, wrapped a piece all around the edges and used another piece for a hanger. You are done! Hang it on your wall and enjoy!
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