DIY : Photo Canvas Art

Have you ever thought about painting on any of your canvas prints? I’ve done this before but not to this extent.

We had this canvas sitting around.  It was sort of a lemon actually.  When I ordered, I had a dark circle under Ella’s eye touched up and lets just say, without her painted on glasses, she looked a little baby on Botox / alienish.  So we decided to spruce up the canvas, have a little fun and see what happened.  I thought it would be a fun piece for Rocco’s party but, I have to tell you, this one is staying up.


1.  A Canvas.  I order mine here (great prices + super customer service)
2.  Acrylic Paint
3,  Paint brushes (in a variety of sizes)
4.  Glitter or any emeblishment your heart desires (Mod Podge would work great w/embelishments)

Then have at it.  You can do as we did to a portrait or I love the idea of printing a beautiful scene from a vacation or special day and letting the little ones paint animals, dinosaurs or whatever they love, playing at the beach or wherever it is that your picture was taken.  It makes for a great piece of art that is personal in terms of both the photo and the painting.

Have fun!



  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on June 5th, 2012 at 7:01am

    It’s ADORABLE- absolutely love, love it!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 7th, 2012 at 10:11pm

    Thank you, Christine! xo . t

  • erin//suchsmallsteps
    Commented on June 5th, 2012 at 11:18am

    Love that! I like the idea of having a piece of art with a sense of humor in the house :)

  • Trina
    Commented on June 7th, 2012 at 10:10pm

    Yes, a sense of humor goes a long way in a home! xo . t

  • Christina
    Commented on June 5th, 2012 at 6:09pm

    Super cute Trina!!!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 7th, 2012 at 10:10pm

    Thanks, dear! xo . t

  • paula
    Commented on June 10th, 2012 at 9:26am

    I am so in love with this! Brilliant Trina.

  • Trina
    Commented on June 13th, 2012 at 4:02pm

    Thanks, Paula! xo . t

  • Chassity
    Commented on June 11th, 2012 at 9:09pm

    Oh My Gosh. I want to do this bad, now.

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