Love me some Pinterest, but the only pin I ever re-created was a pound cake that literally blew up in my oven. No bueno.
I pinned this little tutorial on creating an oversized black and white print months and months ago, and this weekend in only about 15 minutes I made my own. I’m gonna buy myself a glue gun and change my name to Cathy Crafter!
- Awesome digital photo converted to an “engineer’s print” at Staples. I ordered the biggest one. It cost eight bucks!
- Spray mount
- Stretched canvas
- Trim your image to so that each side is about 2 inches larger than your frame size. My print was much larger than the stretched canvas I purchased and I loved that it gave me some room to crop out just the part of the picture I wanted.
- The print will be super lightweight and will likely roll, so secure your image at the top of the frame so it won’t wiggle as you start to glue. (I used a box of thank you notes because I am a professional.) Then, working in four or five-inch sections from the top down, spray the adhesive, wait 5 – 10 seconds for it to get tacky, adhere the image and smooth it down with your hands.
- Trim the edges flush with the canvas and call it done.