During our recent move, some of the glass in our family photos cracked. In my attempt to decorate the walls in our new home without paying an arm and a leg on new frames or to replace glass, I decided to try my hand at affixing the photos to canvas.
You may remember when I blogged about our Amazing Family Display Puzzle. Using the same concept I had a few pictures of my girls printed to 11 X 14 and purchased 11 X 14 canvas to mount them on. Still I found that I had to cut my pictures down a little bit on each side to fit on the canvas.
I painted the sides of the canvas and about an inch around the front edge with black so that if any of the trimmed picture edges weren’t perfect, you couldn’t tell with the naked eye.
Using a sponge brush and with very small amount of paint on the brush, dab the paint onto the edges of the picture with uneven brush strokes. Rub a paper towel over the brush strokes to make the picture appear distressed. You can customize this part of the distressing to your own taste.
And that, Crafty Friends, is how you can create a high end look to your family portraits on the cheap.