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    DIY: Canvas Painted Print, How to

    DIY: Canvas Painted Print, How to | Annie Johnson - Design Love Life

    Meet Jordy! This is a painting I finished for my little brother as a graduation gift! I’m so incredibly proud of Luke, who he’s become and the new path he starting this month. The reason I painted a picture of Jordy, Luke’s pup, is that Jordy is a rescue and I truly think both Luke and Jordy saved one another. Such a blessing and makes my heart glow.

    I’ve had many people ask me how I created this piece. I decided why not create a post and share with all! Here is a step by step how to created a canvas painted print.

    You’ll Need:

    • A picture of choice
    • Photo editing tool: I used photoshop, but you can use any app or tool to create a sketched feel. There are many photoshop tutorials out there, here is one example.
    • A blank canvas of any size: I purchase a 3 pack of 24×30 stretched blank canvas for $35 on ebay.
    • Archival glue: I purchased this glue years ago in college, but here is something similar.
    • Engineer or Architecture print: These prints are very cheap, around $3 a piece for a poster sized print. I purchased mine from the UPS store.
    • Acrylic paint, palette and brushes: I have all of these at home already, but here is the same paint that I use.

    DIY: Canvas Painted Print, How to | Annie Johnson - Design Love Life

    Close up…I used blues, greens and yellows to mimic the brindle texture of Jordy’s fur and give more dimension to the over all print.

    DIY: Canvas Painted Print, How to | Annie Johnson - Design Love Life

    And there it is! The overall process wasn’t the easiest – definitely trial by error and experience with acrylic paints. But give it a try. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a comment below.

    And Cheers Lukie!! May your future be bright. You are an amazing brother and friend, let your light shine on to everyone!! I love you to the moon and beyond.

    Looking for more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest page, I have a lot of great ideas.

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