I go crazy with magazines.
I love to see all the ideas they have, rip them out, and then save them to see if later I can come up with a knock-off version.
This is one of those knock-offs.
They are selling these cute French Bulldog paintings for $194 US EACH.
20″ by 20″ – on stretched canvas, for $194 EACH?!
Well, I have a cute dog…
I have lots of paint…
Canvas was on sale at Michael’s – 5 pieces (16″ x 20″) for 24.99…
I think I can beat this.
I had photos of Lacey printed at 16″ x 20″ size at Staples (request a blueprint in the special instructions section and give your measurements).
Each one cost $0.81.
I carefully cut out the photos – trying to capture little hairs etc as best I could.
I tried adhering it with spray adhesive, but the canvas – at this size – was pretty flexible so it didn’t stick very well.
I flipped the photo over so that when painting over it, the printer ink didn’t bleed into the paint.
I used an inexpensive foam roller to lightly coat over the paper.
There were a few areas where the pink smudged a bit, but I was planning on painting it over with a warmer white anyways – so it was no biggie.
|Lacey’s standing at an angle so her front legs look awkward – but if you imagine that her left shoulder is in front of her right leg – it makes more sense.|
Touch up the rough spots.
Add a second coat of the pink. (I snuck in a bit of glitter)
Pretty cute for about $10 each eh?
You don’t have to limit yourself to dogs either. Amazing Amy made a couple of smaller canvasses for her kitchen.
This image is upside down because we were working on opposite sides of the counter.
But here’s the finished product:
Isn’t that blue gorgeous?!
I just saved you $183!
Have a great one!
|One Project Closer|