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For those of you that don’t know, I am a BIG fan of decorating with portraits. It is a feature I like to share on this blog from time to time when I see a great portrait display in a home. I wanted to do something different, and got the idea to mod podge a print on wood squares.
I have been all over the crafty blogs lately and have been dying to do something with mod podge. I wanted a unique way to hang some individual portraits of my kids and had planned on doing standouts that I saw from my pro lab with a silver finish around the edge. However, they didn’t make them in the size I wanted (12×12), so my wheels started turning… I then thought of wood and mod podge.
Since I was being crafty with my prints, I decided not to pay the extra $ for pro lab prints. I am usually a big advocate of the color quality that a pro lab offers, but with this being my first project, I wasn’t sure if the mod podge would alter the color anyway. I also played it safe by sticking with a black and white print. I saw that Sams Club offers a 12×16 print for about $3 each (wowzers). I made up a layout in photoshop that looks like this:
I slapped a layer of mod podge on the wood and on the picture (not sure why that is necessary, but I read to do both) and then rubbed it on with my hand. After it dried (20 min or so) I did a little sanding to the edge, wiped it clean, then mod podged the top. It gave streak lines–sortof canvas like. I messed up on the corner of my oldest son, but oh well.