Sunday, April 8, 2012

Picture Problem Solved

If you pin as much as I do, you probably came across this gem.  I had no idea it would be so easy, but it really really was! If I can do this, anyone can do this.

Ian and I were looking for a way to display our first family picture.  I was going to order a canvas print but it was expensive! Worse than that, it was really hard to create a canvas print in Shutterfly...sorry know I love you, but seriously.  So, our picture ended up in a plain, old, boring, matte-less frame.  So lame!  So lame, in fact, that I shamefully displayed my beloved picture in a dark corner of our house.  

Then it hit me...I pinned something that just might work perfectly. So off to Michael's I went.  In fact, it was my first shopping trip with Denver. He was great! I bought Mod Podge and a gel medium...I had a super hard time finding the gel medium since I had no idea what it was or what it is really used for. Hint: check the paint aisle.  Then as I was taking advantage of Denver's awesomeness, I stumbled upon a slice of a tree, bark and all, for $6! 

Next stop, Staples to make copies of our family picture.  I made a black and white and a color copy because I wasn't sure if one would look better than the other.  While there, I also bought a date stamp for another project. More on that later.

I followed the super simple video step by step.  First, gel medium and face down print...let dry over night.

Next, wet and rub off all paper residue.

Finally, Mod Podge.

That's it!  Too easy.  This is definitely a go-to project for hear that friends and family? You might just get one with a big red bow one day!


  1. What???? Wow, that DOES look way easy. Nice job!

  2. Beautiful! You are so talented ♥