On our first anniversary last year, we bought a calendar in Qubec City, featuring vintage, French olive oil ads. Halfway through the year I knew I couldn't part with these pictures, and wanted to do something with them. I originally had some black and white framed photos on the dining room wall and thought it was rather blah looking. So, I came up with this idea of scanning the pictures, mounting them on stretched canvases and hanging them on the wall. I'm pretty happy with it, and I've thought of a few other ideas I'm going to try.
On to the project! You will need these things:
- Computer image editing software - Photoshop or Gimp etc.
- Printer and scanner (if not using digital images)
- Stretched canvases in a size close to that of the original photos
- Package of clear printable lable sheets
- Paper trimmer
- Decorative tape - I used black masking tape
- Source of artwork - this could be anything, and it could be digital images
And here's what you need to do:
- Scan your pictures if required.
- Using the image editor, resize your pictures as close as possible to the size of the stretched canvases. For example, my canvases are 8"X10", so that is the size I made the images. This was a slight adjustment, so I did not need to worry about distortion of the pictures.
- Print the images on the clear lable sheets and LET THEM DRY for a few minutes.
- Carefully peel off the paper backing and stick the label to the canvas.
Optional - finish the edges to your liking. I used decorative tape.
And here they are on the wall: