Do I Use Mod Podge On This Project?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:08 PM
1. I'm going to coat the canvas with Mod Podge to act as "glue" for putting the poster/photo on the canvas. I'll trim the corners so that they lie flat around the edges of the canvas. Or should I use spray adhesive to get the photo to stick to the canvas? Which has longer staying-power - Mod Podge or spray adhesive?
2. I think I should paint a few coats of Mod Podge on top of the photo. This is the part the scares me - I sure don't want to mess up at this point! Do I wait until the "glue" level of Mod Podge is dry (between the canvas and photo) before painting the top coats?
3. How many top coats should I paint?
4. ANY ADVICE is welcome! This is my first attempt at anything like this! I will be sure to post a pic in the Gallery when I get it finished. The finished size is 18x24. I have some smaller pics/canvases to complement the large image. Maybe I should start on the small ones for practice.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:42 PM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:50 AM
I'm really no help, am I?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:51 AM
I'm really no help, am I?
Here's a tutorial by Brandy Murry where she suggests using a clear acrylic spray to prevent the ink from smearing. Here's another tutorial by Amy where she uses Mod Podge on canvas blocks.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:28 AM
It is not printed on inkjet so smearing should not be a problem. It's printed at Costco like a regular picture - only much bigger (printed as 20x30 and I'll cut it down to mount on 18x24). It's printed with their "lustre" finish, not glossy.
I would definitely want to put something on top of it to seal it b/c it's going to hang in the guest bathroom so it will be exposed to sink splashes and general humidity on occasion. Whether that's Mod Podge or some kind of acrylic spray, I'm not sure....
Spray adhesive, I have on the shelf. Acrylic spray, nope. Is that something easy to locate at Michaels or Hobby Lobby? Any recommendations?
I tend to have a hard time getting an even coat with spray adhesive... I'm a spray adhesive klutz! Kinda nervous about that but I will attempt the 11x14s first to get some experience.
Sooooooo appreciate all the input!
Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:30 AM
I'm a spray klutz, too! One thing that has helped me is keeping a foam brush handy (one of those real cheapies). As soon as I spray, I spread the spray around with the brush, so that the finish is a little smoother.
Good luck! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:34 PM
I have used glossy and was happy with the look - but if you have lustre prints you might like the matte.
I'm no Modge Podge expert either. I have used it without problems, but they were small inexpensive projects.