I have seen tons of posts on Pinterest and across the blogosphere where people have printed photos out on engineer’s blueprints and I really wanted to give it a try. I converted one of my favorite pictures of my older two boys to black and white and sent it off to Staples to be printed. I chose the 36″ by 48″ print which cost me under $7. It was ready the next day and I eagerly took it home and unrolled it to see how it turned out:
(Excuse the writing across the picture, I don’t normally posts pictures of my children’s faces on the blog.)
I was so excited when I unrolled it, I couldn’t wait to get it up on the wall! I chose to mount my picture on lightweight foam board so it would be easier to hang. It also just happen to come in the perfect dimensions!
Cheri over at I am Momma, Hear me Roar recommended Elmer’s adhesive when she mounted a blueprint to wood, so that is what I chose to use to mount my print to the foam board. I laid the picture down and sprayed the adhesive on the foam board. I then carefully smoothed my blueprint on top of the foamboard starting in the middle and working my way out to avoid bubbles.
Once the print was smooth I flipped the foam over and began folding the edges around to the back and securing with the adhesive. (Be careful-the ink will rub off on your fingers and smear!)
Easy-peasy! I chose not to frame my picture although I have seen others mount theirs on mdf and cover with Modge Podge.
I took a picture on my dining room server so you could see just how big the picture is…I’m loving it. I actually made more than one of these and I can tell you that the darker the overall picture, the more apparent the print isn’t high quality…so I would suggest using a lighter picture.
Want to see where this bad boy and his friends ended up? Come back tomorrow for the reveal of the big project I’ve been working on and a cool giveaway!
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