(PCM) With the holiday season in full effect many are looking for ways to find the perfect gift without breaking the bank in the process. I have recently discovered an awesome way to create canvas prints of your favorite Instagram photos, or which ever photos you would like showcase that look absolutely amazing.
Here’s what you will need:
1 small paint brush
1 small paint sponge
1 piece of sandpaper
1 bottle of Modge Podge
1 white canvas size 6×6 or 8×8 (for nice square Instagram prints)
*You can vary the canvas size depending on the image that you would like to print
1 bottle of black acrylic paint
(You will also need access to a regular inkjet printer with color ink or you can go with black and white if you choose)
Here’s how you do it:
Start by choosing the image that you would like to transfer to canvas and size it up to the corresponding size of your particular canvas of choice. Print the image from your computer. Be sure to use regular standard printer paper; photo paper is not necessary. Next, take the piece of sandpaper and gently sand over the front of the canvas, as this will help the Modge Podge adhere.
After you have sanded the canvas, spread a layer of Modge Podge across the entire front of the canvas with your sponge brush and place your image on the canvas. You can smooth out a few of the bumps, but most will straighten out themselves once the Modge Podge dries. Allow the Modge Podge about an hour to fully dry.
After the drying process, using your sponge brush, apply another layer of Modge Podge across the top of the image. This will set the image and give the awesome canvas effect. Spread one layer vertically, followed by another horizontally. Allow to dry completely.
Finally, you may choose to leave the canvas borders white, but to give the canvas print a more professional look you may opt to paint the sides of the canvas in black paint.
Voila! There you have it! Gorgeous canvas photo prints for only a fraction of the cost that make truly amazing and memorable gifts during the holidays or any time of year!