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Monogrammed Antiqued Photo Canvas

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Give any current photo a time worn look!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ - Black, 8 oz.
Item #20409
Versatile, high quality gloss acrylic paint for crafts. Weather resistant. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on porous and non-porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS12948
Give your projects an heirloom look with this special Mod Podge formula.

Other Supplies
8x10 stretched canvas
Black and white photo
Black and white damask scrapbook paper
White scrapbook paper with subtle color/pattern
Wood letter
3 small colored brads
Distress Ink
Hot glue


  1. Paint sides of canvas and wood letter with Black Gloss paint. Allow to dry.

  2. Use white scrapbook paper and template to measure and cut out design. Ink edges with distress ink.

  3. Cut photo into an oval shape that fits inside of design.

  4. Apply black and white scrapbook paper to canvas with Mod Podge. Smooth out all bubbles with your hands. Allow to dry.

  5. Use sandpaper to sand away excess scrapbook paper from edges of canvas. Ink edges with distress ink.

  6. Use Mod Podge to apply design and photo to canvas using. Smooth out all bubbles with your hands. Allow to dry.

  7. Give entire front of canvas a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

  8. Sand some paint off letter to distress then drill 3 small holes along one side (refer to photo) and insert brads.

  9. Glue letter to right lower bottom corner of canvas referring to photo for placement.
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