Wednesday, August 12, 2009
here's my mini art gallery aka my master bedroom. :) i'm so pleased with how these canvasses turned out. they have such a clean, fresh minimalist feel to them that i find so relaxing in my bedroom. as promised, here's how i made them.
i purchased several of these inexpensive canvasses at hobby lobby. i waited for the 30% off sale so each canvas was only $4 to $6 each. i used 3 shades of folk art acrylic paint -- blue mist, sea mist and greenscape, using varying degrees of each color on each canvas. i wanted a free form kind of streaky look.
next i selected a print of one of my original photos and spray mounted it onto an 8 1/2 x 11 4-ply white backing board that i purchased here. i used the palms of my CLEAN hands to smooth the photo down onto the backer.
next i used a sharp xacto blade and a straight edge metal ruler to cut right along the edge of the photo. easy peasy!
then i cut a piece of scrap black foam core (i get FREE odd ball small scrap pieces out of the trash at work) smaller than the print. a coat of mod podge is applied with a foam brush which are the best; i wash them up and use them over and over again.
press the foam core onto the center of the back of the mounted print. this gives the photo the appearance of floating on the canvas.
i put large glue dots on the back of the foam core. these will hold the mounted print onto the canvas and can be removed some day if i want to reuse the canvasses or change the photos out.
the finished canvas is ready to hang!
please let me know if you have any questions at all!! i'd be glad to help. i'll be having a sale on prints in my etsy shop later tonight if i'm very ambitious or tomorrow night if i get distracted by something else.
UPDATE: ••• SALE•••SALE•••SALE•••
Hop on over to my etsy shop where you can get any print of your choice FREE when you buy one print!!
((hugs)) to all of you for all your kind words and support!!
Posted by julie king at 7:04 PM