Decoupage Photos on to Canvas Frames

It's quite easy to turn your photos into fabulous art pieces by decoupaging them on to canvas frames.
This works especially well in black and white, giving the pictures a lovely vintage feel. I used some photos from our trip to Paris a few years ago.
All I needed for the photos were 8" x 10" canvasses from the dollar store and my thrifted Mod Podge.
I printed the black and white photos from my laser printer on regular 8 1/2" x 11" photocopy paper. Nothing fancy here.
Then I simply covered the top of the canvas with MP and placed the photo down, trying to centre it as best I could and smoothing it out. There's not much time so you have to work fast.
I turned it over and used my breyer to smooth out any small bubbles.
Then I decoupaged the sides where the photo was overhanging.
I find when decoupaging using regular paper it's best to not do an overcoat of MP until the paper is completely dry. If you do it when it's wet sometimes the paper will pull off in spots.
Also, if there are any bubbles in the paper they sometimes disappear by themselves as it dries, but if you have any left they can be popped with a pin and smoothed out when you do your top coat. I used the MP with a matte finish, so there wouldn't be any shine.
To hang my pictures I found these wrought iron plate hangers at the thrift store for $5 for the pair. Amazing!!
They are quite heavy and I thought they had a sort of faux bamboo look.
They were painted a gold tone that absolutely had to go. Jsut not for me
I spray painted them with Krylon's DUAL white.
And here's the display on the guest room wall. You can use whatever size of canvas you like depending on the plate hanger you use, or a grouping of larger canvasses would look great displayed on their own.

Tuula - Color Me Thrifty
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  • Karen Karen on Aug 29, 2021

    Can you do this on particle board tiles? I have several I want to add to a gallery wall.


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