Hey Chirpers!!!

My friend suggested we make these cool photo letters

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she found on www.pinterest.com.    I decided to use Glossy Modge Podge and Color photos.

Supplies:

  • Canvas Letter — Found at Hobby Lobby
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Assorted photographs in various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Exacto Knife

There are multiple video tutorials on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Photo+Collage+letters

This is what I did

First, I painted the edges of the letter a metallic black.  Next, I worked the pictures on just like a jigsaw puzzle.  I painted on the modge podge for one picture at a time and placed in firmly on the letter.  I then painted over the picture with the Modge Podge right then.  Many of the tutorials suggested the over coat of Modge Podge last, but I felt like the pictures weren’t sticking, so I applied the over coat on each photo as I placed them.  I left the photos to over hang as I placed them.  After I had all the photos placed, I applied a final coat of Modge Podge over the whole letter.   Hint:  You are going to see a few glue lines — but just apply that final coat in the a single direction.

After letting the letter dry for a couple hours, I turned it over and trimmed the overhanging photos off using an Exacto knife.  Get really close the the edges so they are flush.  Don’t worry if you knick the paint a little you can always touch up.

Make your Letter interesting.  You can use color or Black and white photos, I used various shapes and sizes and overlapped them — you can be more precise if you want and make things all the same size and don’t overlap — just apply the pictures in a manner that you find visually appealing.

I had to go back and print more pictures a couple of times — it really took more than I expected.  Print more than you’ll need to make sure you have enough

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