I was so inspired by this cute journal card in this month’s kit, and with so many online services out there, it’s easier than ever to create your own home decor wall art canvases. I wanted to two 8x8 canvases to hang up in my daughter’s room.
Depending on how messy you like to get you can do this in one of two ways... The first way (and by far the simplest: create your design and upload or take your file to a local printer and have them print & mount it for you.
Me personally, I like to take it a step farther and mount them myself. After the design is created in an 8x8 format, in the Image menu, I expanded my canvas to 10x10. then I made my background paper larger to fit the 10x10 space; leaving my 8x8 design in tact. (yep, this gives me the pattern for the sides of my canvas). I sent my prints to Costco to print on an 11x14 lustre paper. Then picked up two 8x8 canvases and some elmer’s spray adhesive.
BUT....here is where things went bad.... Costco took it upon themselves to stretch my picture to fill the 11x14 page. Exactly NOT what I wanted. But I can say I love the color popped! - so I made it work. I cut some foam board 11x11, trimmed my photos to 11x11 and I am all done. can I say how much I love these?
these will look great on Sammy's pink wall.