Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Meet Up & Made It

I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune Monday Meet Up for my first week of her linky parties (even though it's the 5th week of the linky... can't believe some people have been on summer vacation that long!)

I'm also linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I don't think I've linked up here since last summer!

Here is my Monday Meet Up... this week is 3 things you are thankful for.

Now onto Monday Made it...

For my Monday Made It, I made canvas photos with canvases from Hobby Lobby, printed photos, a thick paint brush & ModgePodge. The project was super easy!

First print out 8x10 pictures.
I used 8x8 canvases this time so the whole canvas would be filled with a picture. The last set I used 10x10 which leaves a border on 2 sides of the pictures (which looks great but wasn't what I wanted this time)
**Make sure you print onto regular paper or the modge podge won't work as well or look as nice.**

Next, put a layer of modge podge on the canvases. Don't forget the edges of the canvas if your photo will be overlapping. I highly recommend putting newspaper below your work so you don't get modge podge everywhere.

Once the canvas is covered in modge podge, carefully lay the photos out how you'd like them. You might want to precut the pictures. I like to cut once the picture is centered on the canvas so the picture overlaps nicely onto the edges of the canvas.

Then, put modge podge over the the top of the photos. Do this carefully so you don't tear the photo. You want to have a pretty thick coat that looks like this (picture above).

Finally, let it dry & hang your beautiful projects up. They take a while to dry so I haven't hung mine up yet... (the picture above is about 2 hours later)  below is a picture of the finished products, still not fully dried but enough dried that the modge podge is clear... I'm hoping the bumps will settle as they continue to dry since my last set didn't have bumps!

Have a happy Monday!

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  1. I love it! I have a wall of canvas pictures in my house too, but I never thought to put modge podge over the pictures. I'll have to try that next time. Looks great!

    1. Thanks! I think the modge podge just does that little extra, also helps that it's super easy :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Love the canvases!! I've been wanting to do that too! :o)
    Munchkins Inc.

    1. You definitely should... so easy and look so great after!

  3. OOOO Ashlee, I love your pictures! They are beautiful! Your tutorial was perfect. I am going to try this with our vacations pictures. I bookmarked this whole post! :) By the way, I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was probably 6, too. :) HAPPY SUMMER and thanks for sharing!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

    1. Aw thanks so much :) Post yours when you make them, I'd love to see them!

  4. Your canvases are beautiful! I am your newest follower! My mom is also a teacher and has given me such amazing advice when it comes to teaching. We are lucky to have such knowledgable and close resources! :)
    Countless Smart Cookies

    1. It really is wonderful to have moms to go to for teaching advice :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I am happy the link up made us "run into each other."

  5. I am also super thankful for summer!

    The canvases look great :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  6. Your canvases did turn out great. I guess we are twins this week. :) I once did the pictures on tile for coasters in the class. I used real photo paper and it took FOREVER to dry. The smell of the Mod Podge with 4 tiles each for 88 students was overwhelming. The three classrooms around mine did it too.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Thanks! I bet the coasters came out cute (once the drying was done & smell gone!) You should try them again with regular paper, maybe it would work out better :)

  7. Super cute canvases!! I've seen that on Pinterest, but for some reason I've always been a little scared of ModPodge...I may just have to give it a shot ;)

    Also love what you said about being thankful for your hubby...I feel the same way!! In a job where I bring home so much work most nights, he's so understanding and even finds ways to help me. Love that!!

    Sun, Sand & Second Grade

    1. We are so lucky to have supportive hubbies :)

      And don't be afraid of modge podge... think of it as really cool & versatile elmer's glue ;)


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