Hi everyone! Happy New Years! 🙂
This is the first post on Bree’s Corner! I am so excited to have my own section on my mom’s (Kimberly) website. I will be posting about crafts, recipes, fitness and health, my personal thoughts, home décor, etc.
So to let everyone know, I am addicted to Pinterest. I am on it all of the time and I find so much neat stuff. This means that you will be seeing a lot of things that I post from there. Most of the time people will repin things but never actually do/make them. I was definitely one of those people. But one day, I finally chose to try to make one of the crafts that I repinned. Final result: It turned out amazing!
What you’ll need:
-A poster of your choice (I got mine from Michael’s)
-A sponge brush or paint brush (Used to apply the Mod Podge)
-Multiple pieces of canvas (I used four 8×10 canvases for this one. The quantity of the canvases depends on how big the poster is and the size depends on how many different sections you want.)
-A pen or something else to mark on the poster for where you are going to cut
So let’s begin!
1) Lay down the poster on a flat surface and put the canvases on top in the way you want them. Make sure the poster is completely covered; otherwise some of it will be cut off.
2) Keeping the canvases on top of the poster, mark off the sections of the canvases with the pen (this is where you are going to cut the poster so that it fits perfectly onto each individual canvas). If you are worried about pen marks showing on the front of the poster, then you can also turn the poster around and put the canvases on top of it and do it that way!
3) Now, cut the sections that you just marked.
4) After you’ve done that, it’s time to put the Mod Podge on! Using the sponge brush or paint brush, put a thin layer of Mod Podge onto one of the canvases. Then, put one of the pieces of your poster onto the canvas and smooth it out so there aren’t any air bubbles. You can use a credit card, ruler, etc. Repeat this until you have finished all of them- do one at a time because the Mod Podge dries kinda quickly.
5) After you’ve finished putting all of the poster pieces and canvases together, it’s time to seal it! Using the same Mod Podge, use your sponge brush or paint brush to put a thin layer on each poster. This will give it a shiny, finished look. I recommend using a sponge brush for this. I used a paint brush and the bristles always came off and got stuck- I had to continuously pick them off and go over it again to smooth it back out. Ugh…Was that annoying or what!
6) Now all you have to do is wait for all of them to dry and you’re done!
If any of you try this, please post a picture! I’d love to see it. I have mine hanging above my bed and I absolutely love it! I’ve seen a lot of different looks and variations of this and they all look amazing! I just wanted to do something smaller to see how my first one went- and I will definitely be doing another soon!
Also, if you have any questions or if I’ve confused any of you about the directions, please let me know and feel free to ask! I tried to use as much detail as I could. 🙂