Sunday, June 20, 2010

mod podge picture

I thought I would share my project from my guest post for In the Land Of Misfits a few weeks ago. I thought some of you may have missed it. Also It has been kind of a rough weekend. I am really not feeling well but don't want to go into any details right now. I am hoping to get all of the fun projects done that I have planned but if not please forgive me. The craft challenge link will still be up on Wednesday and last weeks is extended until midnight (for any of those last minute father's day ideas). Hope everyone had a great father's day. I am so grateful for my sweet hubby (he is such a wonderful dad) and also for my dad-he is the greatest! Okay enough rambling here's the project-Hope you like it.

My sister recently got married and with that came a bunch of pictures I just love. I decided to share this pictures of my sisters (and little girls) in a fun and unique way. Its so simple and can be done to fit any style or room. Before I start I just want to say my camera was having issues and I'm am so sorry the pictures aren't very good. It looks a lot better in person so please use your imagination.

You need:
wood board (mine is 5x7 from walmart)
paint for the edges
mod podge
computer and printer
picture of your choice
sand paper (optional)
To start I opened a word document and inserted the picture I wanted. I sized it just a little smaller then 5x7 so it would fit the wood board. (sorry its super dark)

To take it to the next level I inserted a text box and typed in the words "my sisters, my friends." I changed the font, color, changed it to no outline, and no fill. I then moved it so it laid on top of my picture.

Next print your picture on regular computer paper. The quality isn't as good as photo paper but this way you can use mod podge to attach it. Cut out your photo

Sand and paint the edges of your board and anywhere else your picture won't cover. Once its dry apply mod podge to the top of your board
Place your picture on top.

Carefully apply mod podge on top of your picture. make sure to smooth and remove all of the bubbles and wrinkles. Tip: Make sure the ink in your picture is completely dry before you do this step. It may bleed a little so test a corner you don't care about as much and try to use minimum brush strokes around faces.
Once it dries use your sand paper to distress the edges of your wood, the edges of your photo, and I even sanded parts of my picture to give it the look I wanted.
Now that its done it looks like the picture is apart of the board. Mine is roughed up a bit and far from perfect but that's what I like about it. (its really difficult to take a picture of so it does look better in person but hopefully you get the idea) Its a fun and unique way to display your pictures.

I'm linking up to:

Creations by Kara




Sarah said...

I really like that! It looks great and the text you added is really sweet!

Hope you feel better! Take care :)

Tonia said...

I have been wanting to make one of these. Now maybe I will! So cute!

Mod Podge Amy said...

What a beautiful wedding photo!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very cute and beautiful wedding photo. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm going to try it...I had two daughters get married a month apart last summer , so I've got a lot of wedding photos. This would be a great way to display them.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

I love this! It looks so wonderful -- even better than it would in a frame! Great idea! It's a beautiful picture, btw. :)

Becky aka. Bettie Rocker said...

that is such a beautiful picture!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

I love how this came out! I'm going to have to try some of these!

AUDRA said...

The picture does look like it's part of the board. Awesome!

I love it. Now, I just need to find pictures I like enough to do this to... HUMM...

Thanks for sharing!

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