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.
wood board (mine is 5x7 from walmart)
paint for the edges
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.
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