This is a canvas I just made for Eldest Son. I've had a plan to make one of these for him for over a year, but after the breakup this week, I decided to get it done, pronto, to help cheer him up.
I started with a 12x12 canvas.
I modge podged two different patterned paper onto canvas.
I painted the sides (not caring if the paint got on the front of the canvas) using brown acrylic paint.
I matted and adhered one 5x7 photo, and three small photos onto canvas using tape runner.
I laid a 12x12 printed overlay on top of photos. It was adhered to the canvas using glue dots in all four corners.
On top of the overlay, I adhered bronze metal letters to spell "Eric", and "08". FYI....the letters are from We Are Memory Keepers. I found them at my local Marshall's (just like TJ Maxx/Homegoods) store last weekend!!! For only $4.99!!! Yowza!!! Jackpot!
Finally, I adhered four chipboard corners to each of the four corners of the canvas to hide the glue dots holding the overlay on.
As you can see, I made a card for him to go with it, using the same paper. The stamps I used are from Verve; from the Father Figure set and Here for You. I wanted it to be very masculine, of course, and I think I achieved what I set out to do.
Eric loved his canvas and told me it meant more to him than I could ever know. Awwwww.....shucks.
I'm making this a quick post today because we are off for a college visit. We are headed to the University of Wisconsin/River Falls to have a look-see. It will be nice to get away for a few hours. The university is only about an hour from our house, which hubby thinks is a little too close!! He's pushing for our son to go a little further away. Spoken like a true Father. I'm thinking it's just about perfect.
Have a great day.