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Valentine's Day Photo Canvas and Votive

By: Laura Bray
Laura Bray
Laura Bray
Laura Bray is a designer, writer and lifestyle expert.  She inspires creative women to live a life of balance & simplicity by sharing her modern twist on traditional home arts.  Whether you stitch, cook, are raising children or just want to be a better housekeeper, you are sure to find great tips and tutorials on her blog at www.laurabraydesigns.com.
Turn your Valentine into a work of art.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 5 oz.
Item #2782
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
Item #CS12652
Create decals or appliques from any original photo. Use it on hard surfaces or fabrics that you can handwash.

$7.29

Instructions

Canvas
1. Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium over your photo.  Smooth it, painted side down, onto your canvas.  Allow to set for 24 hours.

2. Once project has set for 24 hours, take a damp sponge and lightly rub the paper off.  The photo image will be left behind on the canvas.  Make sure you remove all the paper.  Be patient and thorough!

3. Write a message using your marker below the bottom corner of the photo.

Votive
1. In this project, we are using the decal method-apply a thick coat of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium over your photo.  Place it onto a piece of wax paper.  Allow to set for 24 hours.

2. Once project has set for 24 hours, take a damp sponge and lightly rub the paper off.  You will be left with a decal of your image. Make sure you remove all the paper.  Be patient and thorough!

3. Using Mod Podge glue the image onto the glass votive.  Allow to dry.

4. For extra sparkle, apply a light coat of Extreme Glitter over the image.  Allow to dry.  Place a candle into votive holder or use it as a bud vase.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.