shopping list :)
- burlap triangles
- any type of scratch paper, preferably colorful
- hot glue gun
- foam adhesive circles (Hobby Lobby)
- stamps of your liking
- stamping ink
- any other decorations you would like
- a photo to display ($0.27 at Walgreens)
and now we being the project...
*** I actually messed up on my first attempt at this and grateful that I did because it made me realize the photo canvas needed color! But I am just forewarning you of this because in some pictures the board is painted and in others it is not- just be sure to paint first before adding anything. It makes everything simpler!***
Once the board was painted and dried, I started work on the name banner. As you will see below, I bought little burlap pre-cut banner pieced for Hobby Lobby. I believe I got 10 in a pack for $2.99. I took a piece of triangle banner and mounted it against a piece of card stock paper. I cut the paper to make a little border around the triangle. Secure the triangle to the card stock with hot glue gun. (Hover over the images to see the step instructions.)
Lay out the photo on the canvas where you would like, so you get an idea before stamping it on! I used multi-purpose spray adhesive, which I would highly recommend. Use either this stuff or mod podge. You want to use something that is durable and will stick, but won't put bumps on the photo. Spray the adhesive on the back of the photo and stick onto the canvas. Be careful- it's super sticky!
ADVICE: stamping can be very tricky. If you stamp too hard, the wording can come out looking blotchy and just a mess.. and can ruin the whole project. It's better to stamp lighter and go over the working with a fine tip marker.
Wrapping it up, I decided to do a little pearl design on the canvas to add a touch of class and charm. I took the spray adhesive (used for the photo) and sprayed a puddle amount on a scrap sheet of paper. The good thing about the adhesive is that, although it is very sticky, it doesn't dry too fast. Taking a pair of tweezers, I dipped the backside of the pearl design in the spray adhesive puddle and put just enough on the back to make it stick. Then, I just let the imagination rule!