Photo Canvases

In my world there’s this thing called Inceptiongram.

It begins by taking a picture on my phone and posting it on Instagram. I have been loving the app because it’s about capturing the small things about everyday life.

Then I use Social Print Studio to select my favorites in 4×4 squares.

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When the prints arrive I put them on a canvas.

Then take a picture of the canvas and post it on Instagram.

It’s a vicious cycle but a fun one.

So today I’m going to show exactly how I put together my canvases and another fun one with the prints.

Creating a Canvas Wall

I’ve seen these attached right to the wall before but I’d rather not glue things on my wall I start by finding a plain white canvas on sale, usually at Jo-Ann’s in any size that’s  divisible by 4 such as 8×20, 20×24, 12×16.

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I start by putting a thin layer of black paint on the canvas edges and front – this is mostly because the white canvas edges tend to get dirty and dusty fast and it’s nice to tie them all together visually since I’m not exactly brand loyal.

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Then I pull out the Modge Podge and coat the canvas in a thin layer, one section at a time, laying down the photos in rows. Doing one row at a time keeps them from ending up all crooked when you’re finished.

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Once they’re lined up with no black showing through between the prints I use the matte modge podge over top in another thin layer.

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Let everything dry and hang them up the next day. You can buy your prints on canvases but I find I’d rather play around with the arrangement and choose some custom sizes myself.

After the canvases dry they get hung in the hallway so it’s a fun collage of images!

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