Thursday, October 20, 2011

Faux Painted Portraits

  A couple posts back I blogged about a cute idea I saw to print a photo onto tissue paper, then Modge Podge that onto a canvas.  To make sure I give credit where it is due, here is the link to the blog
Sarah's Never_Ending Projects

  So, I decided to try it. First there was the paper jam, then the ripping, then smudging. For the safety of our printer, I decided to regroup and try something new. My genius idea was tracing paper. It worked! The only "issue" was the tracing paper was too wide to fit through the printer, so I trimmed it down.
The supplies. I didn't realize our printer was running out of colored ink, so it printed the photo with a green tint. I decided to go with it. 
The Peanut helped me spread a nice, even layer of Modge Podge. 
Not going to lie, getting the paper to lay smooth is not easy. 

Then I added a very thin layer of the Podge over the photo.  I decide the wrinkles in the photo make it look more like a real painting. 
And on the wall. The canvas is 5x5. I decide I'm going to make up a couple more and create a little wall mural thingie. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's a great project! I hope you post pictures of the mural when you're done!