DIY cheap canvas prints.

Printing on canvas can cost a lot. A few months ago I found this post about a technique on how to glue a picture on a canvas and give it a "paint look"  http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/how-to-mount-a-photo-to-canvas-tutorial-5-00-gift/ .

The website suggest to do it for portrait or family pictures. But I decided to give it a try for decoration purpose.

As it said on the website, you only need:

  • Acrylic paint (black, or any colors you want for the canvas edges). At the dollar store you can find little bottle for around 2$.
  • A artist canvas. I took a 12x16 Canvas from the dollar store. around 2-3$
  • Mode podge (Mat or Brillant, but I think it's looking better with the mat finish) 
  • Foam brushes

Here is my try:

First you need to paint the canvas' edges then wait for the paint to dry.

First you need to paint the canvas' edges then wait for the paint to dry.

Print and cut the picture to the size of the canvas. (for my example I printed a picture on a 13x19 format then cut it to fit the 12x16)

Print and cut the picture to the size of the canvas. (for my example I printed a picture on a 13x19 format then cut it to fit the 12x16)

Apply the mod Podge on the entire surface, and be careful to not use too much quantity. I recommend to do it from center to the borders.

Apply the mod Podge on the entire surface, and be careful to not use too much quantity. I recommend to do it from center to the borders.

Glue the picture on the canvas, and you don't need to wait for the mod podge to dry, you can then apply slim layers of mod podge on the picture. Let it dry for some hours.

Glue the picture on the canvas, and you don't need to wait for the mod podge to dry, you can then apply slim layers of mod podge on the picture. Let it dry for some hours.

Here is the final product.

I am satisfied for this first test, even If at some places I put too much mod podge. The only thing I don't know is how this will age but at this little cost you can also give it a try.