Using Mod Podge With Photographs:
You can also look back to Sassy's mod podge tutorial for the original instructions.
Things You Will Need:
-A paper cutter or scissors
-Cute paper or fabric, pre-cut to fit the sides of your canvas
-Two paint brushes or sponge brushes
-Mod podge in matte
-Acrylic or craft paint
First: Apply a thin layer of mod podge to your entire canvas including the sides.
Second: Make sure your strips of paper or fabric are pre-cut to fit the sides of your canvas. Cut them now if you have not already done so.
Once the mod podge is dry you then will re-paint as additional thin layer on only one side of your canvas. Make sure you only do ONE side at a time.
Put another thin layer of mod podge on each strip to add a better stick to the paper or fabric.
Third: Place your strip of pre-cut paper or fabric on the edge of your canvas and smooth it over with your fingers really well. Make sure there are no bubble. Repeat this step until all sides of your canvas are covered with your pre-cut paper or fabric strips.
Your strips do not have to line up perfect because we can put paint in there to cover up the gap.
Fourth: Tear off a large piece of wax paper a little bigger then the picture you are working with.
Also, make sure that your photo you are working with is the same size as your canvas.
Place the photo face down on the wax paper and apply a pretty good amount of mod podge to the back of your photo.
Fifth: Turn the photo over and smooth it onto your canvas. You can cover the photo with your soft towel to smooth out the picture and make sure there are no bubbles.
Wait about 20 to 30 minutes for the mod podge to dry completely.
Sixth: Put a small layer of mod podge on the front of your picture. It will look milky white at first but it will dry clear.
The photo on the left below is almost dry, and the photo on the right was just mod podged.
Let the mod podge dry for about 20 minutes.
Seventh: You can use your dry brush or sponge for this step. Make sure the brush or sponge is completely DRY! Dip the brush or sponge into a small amount of paint. You can wipe your brush or sponge on a plate to make sure you do not have an excess amount of paint. Then dab your sponge/brush along the edge repeatedly until it is as dark as you want.
And here is what your mod podge canvas picture should look like!! Nice!
Adding a few more in the same colors looks really pretty on your wall.
You can leave your pretty little canvas pictures like this picture above, on your wall, or you can add some ribbon to hang them with. It just depends on what the style is you are going for.
Adding ribbon to your mod podge canvas pictures.
Things you will need:
First: Put your canvases in order, the way you want them to look when you hang them on your wall. You must also decide how far apart you want each picture from one another ( 1 inch, 2 inches... etc). Multiply that number by 4. Measure your ribbon out to that length. Cut as many as you need for holding up canvases below. For three canvases you will need four ribbons in this same length.
Second: Get your ribbon ready to staple. Fold your ribbon with about a 1 inch overlap. This gives the ribbon more strength when holding up another photo canvas below.
Third: Staple your ribbon to the canvas. Its best if you staple the ribbon 1 inch or so in from the edge of the canvas. Use two staples, one on top and one on bottom for additional strength. Repeat if needed.
Fourth: Its best if your unraveled your ribbon a little to look and see what you think looks best and to see how long or far apart you want the canvases to be together. Then cut double the length for the extra strength.
Stretch your ribbon flat and then fold it over to the other side. Again, make sure your ribbon is 1 inch or so from the edge on the canvas.
Fifth: Staple your ribbon and use two staples on each side.
And now you are done. Just hang with a nail or a cute little hook.
This idea also works for great Christmas or birthday gifts.