I have my first project to share with you tonight! I made this for my kids' music teacher. Now, my photography skills leave much to be desired, so I apologize for it not being a great photo. But you'll be able to get the general idea!
I created the print itself in photoshop. I used my paints from my DSD Grab bag (found HERE)
Then, I used a music brush to create the lines of music and then used the transform tool to sort of bend it a bit! I added the treble clef by just using a standard shape in photoshop and then erased away some of it with a grunge brush. Last, I found the quote I wanted and added it with a fun font! I covered the wording in paper to give more texture and then added a soft, simple shadow. When it was done, I sent it off for printing (that part cost me a whole 80 cents!) It is done at an 11x14 size. Then I mod podged it to a blank canvas.
A few tricks I learned in the process: 1. Cut the print to just a little bit shorter than the canvas. 2. Apply the modpodge very thin, but apply a layer to both the canvas and the back of the print. I think it helps it to adhere better that way. 3. Let the bottom layer dry at least an hour before adding more modpodge to the top. I did two layers-letting them dry in between. This keeps it from bubbling. Also, when you apply at first, use a credit card to push out any bubbles.
Once I had it all dry, then I took black paint and painted the outside edges of the canvas and added a little around the edges on the front. It gives it a very artsy feel and also helps to seal it altogether! I had gotten the canvas on sale for about $4, so the whole project cost me about $6.
Here is your Freebie for today:
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