Harmony in Paris
Hello everyone it’s Connie the baby of the family and still the cutest, ha,ha. It’s a joke I always say when all us girls get together!
My Granddaughter and all her little friends are totally into PARIS, PARIS, PARIS. So, with that theme in mind, this is what I made this for her birthday.
Things you need for this project:
- Iron tissue paper
- Measure and cut tissue paper
- Run double sided adhesive along edge of 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet of White printer paper
- Be sure to put the rough side of the tissue paper up. It’s more pores then the smooth set.
- Flip the photo to be printed, if you use PSE (Photo Shop Element), when you go to print it gives you an option to flip the picture.
- Trim the picture (I’ve used exacto knife and it tends to tear the tissue paper)
- Place your photo paper on the canvas, and hold it in place with a ruler.
- Lightly apply a layer of mod podge to upper canvas (I don’t like to split a face, you don’t want too many wrinkles on that part of the picture).
- Gently lay the picture on the mod podge and quickly move on to the bottom half, and repeat.
- Gently DAB mod podge to photo. NOTE: Be very careful, the colors start to bleed through the tissue paper, regularly check your sponge, once you have color in the mod podge, switch to a new sponge and avoid areas already saturated. Set to dry for at least 2 hours (to be sure).
- Second coat, again watch for the color to bleed, after this coat dries, you are relatively safe from the bleeding.
- Now, my picture basically only covers the top of the canvas, around the edge I printed and mod podge this:
- Let it dry again for 2 hours, and add your final coat of mod podge. After that’s completely dry I spray the entire canvas with a clear coat enamel spray, if you don’t do this, here’s what could happen, if the picture ever gets wet, it will leave water spots on your photo. FYI: It’s easy, but there have been times when I mess up and I have to paint over a picture to start over; if this happens to you, paint over with white acrylic paint.So, with that theme in mind, this is what I made this for her birthday.
Thanks for stopping by!
Here’s some more mod podged art I done.I’ve been doing the PSE mod podge for years now. I love homemade personal gifts. It’s seems that every Christmas the funds are tight. Here’s one gift I made and gave my daughter Deby with pictures of her and her best friend taken on a trip they did together.I bought the canvas at the dollar store, there was a picture of a bird on them, I painted them white, then mod podged.Here’s the , I love this one.“MONA DEBY”You can also check out my site: http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/2012/03/birthday-gift.html