I am so excited about this. So excited I wish I would've done it a long time ago.
I always saw these tutorials on Pinterest, but they looked hard and complicated. And quite honestly, I kinda think some DIYers lie about how easy projects are. But I'm here to tell you that this really is EASY!
So here you have it DomestiKATE's DIY canvas print tutorial...
Step 1: buy a canvas and photo print the same size. I actually made a 12"x12" canvas out of a 12x14 print. I obviously had to trim the print to make it work, but it turned out great! You can do that too.
Step 2: paint the edges and about 1" from the edge on top of your canvas with black paint. And let it dry. Like so...
Step 3: paint a thin layer of Modge Podge on the face of your canvas. I use this MP in matte and I really like it.
Step 4: place your photo on top of the wet Modge Podge. You want to move pretty quickly, so the MP doesn't dry.
Step 5: once you have the photo where you want it, paint another thin layer of Modge Podge over your photo. Keep your paint strokes going in the same direction (vertical or horizontal). And let it dry.
Step 6: once that layer of Modge Podge has dried, paint another thin layer of MP in the opposite direction. This creates a canvas-like finish.
That's it!! Make sure all your Modge Podge dries thoroughly. I'd let it dry for a good 24 hours.
I even did a 24"x36" (the very top picture) and it turned out phenom! Of course, ordering a color print that size is pricey, but it's still wayyy cheaper than ordering a canvas print that size.