Friday, June 16, 2017

Jazzing Up an Old Family Photo

As I continue to put the finishing touches on the sitting area outside my craft room, I thought I would share a little project I just finished.  Months ago I had this black and white photo of my grandmother (my Memaw) blown up onto canvas using Canvas on Demand.  It measures 30 inches wide by 40 inches long.  I love the casual glamour of this picture of my Memaw.  She was an incredibly special woman in my life, whom I miss very much.

After deciding where I would display it, I had the idea of glittering her corsage.  I would advise doing this kind of project on a copy and not the original of an old family photo.

The first thing I did was take an old paint brush and paint Mod Podge all over the corsage.

To add the sparkle, I chose extra fine glitter from Hobby Lobby.  The color is Petal Pink.  Isn't it fabulous?  Pink and glitter!!!

I generously sprinkled the glitter over the mod podged corsage on the canvas.  I then went back and touched up some places I missed with some additional Mod Podge and glitter.

 And...Ta Da!  Easy.  Done.  LOVE!

I love that little touch of something unexpected!  Thanks for stopping by.  Take time to "Prettify Your Life"!


  1. Looks outstanding. Great picture and job on the room.


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