What you'll need:
Your preference in size canvas (I used a 16x20)
A printed picture (I explain my process later)
Paper towel or Paint Brush
Here's how I did it!
When I printed my picture, I opened it with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
Click print and go into the preferences for your printer.
With our printer, it is pretty simple to get to the poster sized print out, but every printer will be different so it won't be exactly like this, but it might be close. Just find the poster print setting where it will enlarge your photo and print on four separate pages.
Grab your canvas and the printed out pages.
As you can see, the pictures printed in the middle, leaving white edges.
I used a straight edge cutter to take the edging off so the picture will look whole.
This is the tricky part. The other times I've made these, I used Mod Podge to adhere the pages to the canvas and I think that way turned out a little better, but this time I used Spray Adhesive to try and save some time.
*A Helpful Hint* If you take a picture of any kind of paper and spray the back of it with spray adhesive, let it dry completely and it will become a temporary decal you can stick and re-stick anywhere!
I started with the top corner because it was most important for our heads to fit. lol
Take your time to get the edges to line up perfectly.
I cut off the edge of the paper that did not fit on the canvas.
Next, to get it to blend better, Grab your paper towel (or paint brush, whichever you prefer) and a color of paint that matches well with your photo. I used black and white to get a charcoal gray color.
Wad the paper towel to get a small edge for dabbing.
Start dabbing the paint all over the edges and a little on the top to hide the edge of the paper.
I put it on a little thick on the corners too, just for effect.
Repeat all the way around the canvas.
Let your paint dry completely before the next step, about 15-30 minutes.
Next, you want to cover the entire picture and paint with Mod Podge. Be VERY CAREFUL if you have a lot of black or dark ink on your picture because if you spread the mod podge around on it too much, the colors will start to bleed! Let that dry around an hour before hanging.
I LOVE this picture!! And my Hubby adores it, too!
This is the last one I made for my cousin for Christmas! :)
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