Monday, February 6, 2012

Mod Podge Canvas

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

Today I thought I'd share a canvas I made for one of my daughter's for Christmas. I had a photo of her dog that she had asked me to do something with (quite awhile ago I might add!). I love photos of her dog Lou because he has the best expressions. I will say however, this is not one of my favorite photos of him! By the time I was finished it was starting to grow on me!

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

I gathered all my supplies together. I didn't use the piece of corrugated paper I originally cut (shown on the bottom left of the photo).

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

I painted gesso around the edges where I was planning to use acrylic paint and hung the canvas to dry.

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

After painting the front

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

and back, I hung it back up to dry.

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

Then I used Mod Podge to add the patterned paper, photo and the "pawsitively adorable" that I cut out from some of the paper. I forgot to take a photo of that part!


Here's a photo of her opening the gift on Christmas Eve.

Mod Podged "Lou" Canvas

Mr. Lou is quite the character!

Products used for this project: 5x7 stretched canvas, photo, embellishments, Mod Podge, Making Memories Acrylic Paint in Espresso, Patterned Paper from We R Memory Keepers: Friends Forever and BasicGrey: Max & Whiskers, Letters from EK Success.

This post is linked to these parties: All Things Fee, Craft-O-Maniac, Around Tuit, Inspire Me Monday, A Marvelous Mess, Made by you Monday

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Patty! What a terrific, personalized gift! I love the way you made the edges a darker brown color, so the whole canvas is grounded. Very nice! :-)

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