Years and years ago, before we had kids, the hubby and I spent one day & one night in Paris. We climbed the stairs of the Eiffel Tower and were rewarded with a great view of the city. The photos I came home with were lovely, but lacking one key feature of Paris since we were standing on it. So this last time we visited, in 2015, I was determined to get photos of the amazing city with the Eiffel Tower in the shot. We ended up making it to two famous landmarks with great views, the Arc de Triomphe & the towers at Notre Dame.
• 2 – 16″ x 20″ canvas
• 1 – 16″ x 20″ photo
• 1 – 12″ x 18″ photo
• Dark gray acrylic paint & paintbrush
• Mod podge
• Bling on a roll
• Hot glue
PAINTING THE CANVAS
Using dark gray acrylic paint I painted the sides, as well as the edges of the main part of the canvas . I was being frugal and didn’t see any reason to paint the section of canvas that wouldn’t be seen.
I applied mod podge to the back of the photo and centered it on the canvas. Then, as a layer of protection, I brushed mod podge over the top of the photo and canvas.
Have you seen this? Bling on a roll! Brilliant.
This particular roll had 4 rows of bling connected. Four rows was too thick for my design so I cut the bling to 2 rows.
After the mod podge dried, I used a glue gun to attach the bling to the canvas.
I repeated the entire process for the other photo and canvas.
I love how the pieces are matchy-matchy… but not perfectly matchy-matchy.
I would love to see how you display your vacation photos.