After seeing multiple people doing this on Pinterest I thought I’d give it a go, putting your fav pics on a canvas.

First I got the kids to pose, each armed with large numbers that we made and cut out, each number corresponds to the child’s age.

I got these printed in a panoramic style poster print as this was the nearest size match to my canvasses. I took each of my 4 canvasses and sprayed them black with some craft paint (acrylic spray) including the sides of the canvas.

Then I stuck my pictures down with modpodge (this seems to be an American PVA based glue which you can make yourself but I thought it best to use the right stuff to make sure I didn’t ruin my pics). Once this is done cover your pics with a layer of glue, this is very scary like covering your kids in fog!

The best way I found to do this is to use a sponge applicator and dab the modpodge over the prints, you can paint it on with a brush but it tends to have a streaky finish and you can see the brush lines. Once done leave to dry and there you go! Didn’t cost nearly as much as buying a canvas print and yet it looks fab :D


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