Photos on Canvas

Happy Holidays my friends out there in Blogland. As I write this, I am on my way home from the Beehive Bazaar in Provo, Utah with my bestie Celeste and my bestie sister Jeannette. What a fun girl’s night it was. Ya know those nights when you have a billion things to do and you decide to bag it all and have a girl’s night, yea that was tonight. Anyhow, this is a fun craft that you can do in a myriad of ways. I chose to do it like this, using these supplies:

10″ x 10″ canvases

Mod Podge

Brown Spray Paint

4 photo collages I made in Photoshop

Sponge brush

I made these for my hubby’s office. If you don’t want to fuss with mounting your own pics, check out the Canvas People link on our sidebar and they make BEAUTIFUL canvases that don’t involve you doing anything other than uploading your cute pics. I made these BEFORE I knew about Canvas People and I love to do things like this so here goes.

STEP 1:  spray the canvases brown or whatever color you choose. Spray just the edges and sides because the middle will be covered. Spray a light first coat, then do a second coat after about 10 minutes.

STEP 2:  Cut out your photos so they are slightly smaller than the canvas. I rounded the corners on some of mine and not on the others, I’m random like that.

STEP 3:  Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on the canvas and stick the picture on. You don’t even need to let it dry to continue to the next step.

STEP 4:  Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the photo to put a nice finish on the top. Let dry.

Since Dave’s office isn’t the most glamorous place, I borrowed them back and photographed them on our piano. It’s so fun to go in his office and see these fun pics of our family. You could pretty much do this with any canvas and any picture.

These are the close-ups of each one.

I turned our Christmas Card into a wall hanging. It’s nice to use things we design for more than one purpose.

I have use the Parisian Flair Alphabet (“W” below) from Rhonna Farrer for just about everything if you couldn’t tell. I love the one of Q eating Dave’s face.

We are also excited for Crafting Chicks Jamie to be posting on  REBECCA COOPER’s blog SIMPLE AS THAT today.

Rebecca Cooper’s site is a must-see. She is an amazing photographer and designer and she always has things on her blog that make me smile. So go check out Jamie’s cute post, she NEVER disappoints.

Merry Christmas to ALL and to ALL a Good Night.



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    1. My sister in-law is a photographer, that’s always nice to have one in the family, I have about 4 in mine :). Thanks for the nice words.

  1. You know, I would have LOVED to come with you guys. But, hey, nevermind about me… I’ll be fine. (sniff, sniff) xo (I don’t ALWAYS say no, ya know… who went to ToysRUs with you? Hmmm??)

  2. What a neat idea! I love making photo collages in photoshop! Yall have such awesome ideas on here! I visit everyday! A question though….do you use an actual photo, like one you get printed at Costco’s, etc. or just a print out from your printer? I didn’t know you could use a photo like that with Mod Podge. I always assumed it would ruin the photo. Shows you what I know! Very cool! I cannot wait to do this! Love the idea to put in hubby’s office too. My hubby’s could use a spruce up too! Thanks so much for the ideas!

  3. I noticed that you have a little girl named Quincie. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter named Quincie (spelled the same way too)! How Fun…I get so many compliments on her name and how original it is. Love it!

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog from another. I am a canvas fanatic so of course I LOVE your canvases. Also, love your Christmas card pic., we also did ours on an old truck this year! You can see my canvases and my truck pics on my blog, if you care to! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kirsten!!! Love this post and love seeing you and your darling family! Feels like I am right there with you! You’re so stinking creative and I love that you share all your photography and craftiness with everyone in blogland! Hope you are well! Hugs from Australia! Jen

  6. I love this idea. I was wondering if you could help me find the Parisian Flair Alphabet from Rhonna Farrer. I’ve searched her site, but can’t find that exact alphabet. TIA!

  7. Kirsten, Just found your blog. Cute idea but, have a question.Do you use a regular printed photo or one copied to photo paper or just regular printer paper? Thx.Nice site. Sue

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