Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY black and white giant Photo"canvas" with 2.99 print

So excited that I have seen a couple tutorials on how to do this yourself. I don't know who did the original, but I do know that Michell over at GIRL IN AIR
gave an awesome tutorial, with a couple of the others that I had seen. I had to have one of these for my living room. So I got online to my nearest STAPLES and uploaded my picture that I wanted. It was ready the next morning and only $2.99. Plus to add to that the guy at staples was so nice!! He was so complimentary of the picture. (it was funny that the pic was laying out and I went in my scrubby painting clothes and I told him I was looking for my print out and he had to double take that it was actually me in the picture...LOL)

So I got out my Styrofoam insulation board that I got at Home Depot for 10 bucks...I almost flew away in the parking lot; that thing was like a sail and I kinda bopped another customer that was walking through the door in the back with it...but oh well...I digress!!!! I laid it out in the garage and sprayed it with some adhesive spray that I already had for some other projects. laid it on and used a rolling pin to get it flat then used a razor blade and a straight edge to cut around it. Here is a little tip...peel the plastic off the back before you cut it.....I learned that one the hard way....Just sayin!!!! :)


When it was all glued down I got out my acrylic paints (remember spray paint will eat Styrofoam) and painted around the edges. I chose to mix a black and gray to match the tones on the picture.


When it was dry I sprayed it with Spray Modge podge....pretty much the best thing since sliced bread and peanut butter.....:)


and there it hangs in my living room!! I am in love...Now to quick clean up the mess before the hubby gets home. I am such a messy worker. Have a BEAUTIFUL day! I know I will when I get to wake up to this every morning!!


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19 comments:

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Oh how wonderful!! My board didn't have a plastic backing...I liked that you mixed the black and gray...Oh and the rollling pin trick...genius! .might have to do that!

WhyCuzICan said...

GOTTA DO IT, I MUST!!! (yes ... I'm screaming Karin)

GOODNESS SAKES (yup, still screaming!)
~Me in NW IL

Danz said...

Total, total LOVE! Now to get Pete to get in a family photo with us...

vsutton said...

Spray mod poshes? Is it called Mod Lodge sealer or is it mod podge. Google's it and sealer is all that came up.

art is beauty said...

V, it is a sealer...they make a matte and a glossy...I chose Matte!

vsutton said...

Thanks for answering! You did great.

Becky said...

Looks fabulous! Where is the star from? I love it!

art is beauty said...

Thanks Becky, the star is from Hobby Lobby

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I.L.O.V.E. THIS! I need one!
Thanks,
Debbie

Stacey@Real Southern Living said...

Very Cool! I love pictures of my family and what a great way to make a bigger statement without a frame. Thanks for sharing!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

love this,, Ive seen them everywhere and really want to make one.

Chatty Chics said...

I love it! The picture is absolutely beautiful! I have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial and showing off at my place! Great job!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

It's Overflowing said...

Super Cute! Thanks so much for linking up!! Just a reminder to register for my giveaway...

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XO, Aimee

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is fantastic Karin and I love your new blog design. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

gail said...

your photo looks great! :)
gail

Becca said...

I love this !! What a beautiful family and wonderful tutorial. I'm going to have to borrow this idea, for sure !! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful idea! I may also have borrow some aspects of it...gorgeous!!!!

Ruth said...

Awesome. This looks fabulous. I can't wait to try it.
Ruth

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