Retro Camp Art

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Here’s a quick little project I did for fun using some neat retro images, a little mod-podge and some small blank canvases.

Inspired to do something with these cute camping images, I decided to simply adhere the straight-up, black and white printouts to some 8×10 canvases for instant (well, almost instant) graphic punch.

Here’s what I used:

B+W printouts of retro images
2 blank 8″ x 10″ canvases
Mod Podge or Spray Adhesive
Scissors + Glue Brush

To assemble:

I printed out these images sized specifically for my canvases (8″x10″). I also darkened and retouched them slightly in photoshop first, but it’s not necessary. Then I simply cut them out and used a light layer of Mod Podge to adhere them to the canvas. Mod Podge can leave wrinkles, especially on a surface that is not entirely flat, so I had a little bit of wrinkling at first but just kept gently brushing the canvas from the back with a flat block to even it out. Spray Adhesive might work better, or you could adhere them to a piece of wood and have less wrinkling.

After the undercoat of glue is dry, you can seal the front with a bit of Matte Mod Podge to protect the printouts from dust, and you have some cute little black and white images to hang or prop up. *There are three images, but I only worked with two of them. Still need to go back and do number three!

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*Thanks to Karen for featuring this project at The Graphics Fairy.

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