I actually made something I saw on pinterest. I know! I'm excited!
I'm sure you've seen the whole blueprint sized engineer prints floating around pinterest thing but just in case you haven't here is the rundown. You can order an engineer print from staples for about $10. (here look I'll even give you a link) The biggest size is 36" x48" but we went with the 24x36
We used insulating foam, cut to size as our backing.
The reasoning being its super light but thick so it gives the illusion its a canvas which is the esthetic I was going for. Pretty isn't it...
Once we cut it I spray painted the sides with flat black spray paint.
then I trimmed the white border from my print
and using scotch tape to temporarily anchor one side,
sprayed the other with this spray adhesive,
pressed it down and then sprayed and stuck the other half.
It ended up looking like the "holga-ish" effect from my photo editing program or a vignette of some sort.
I love this print over our bed. Out hands have shown up in a lot of pivotal family moments. we used a photograph of them for our wedding invitations and Michael's showed up in Gwen's birth announcements I think its a fun little family thing to keep going! Plus I love that there is finally something substantial up there. Everything else I tried there was dwarfed by our massive bed but this thing can carry its own weight.
Thanks for reading! What pinterest projects have you had on your to-do list??