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Welcome to my blog! I'm Michelle and am a mother and a photographer. You will see pictures of my amazing clients here, as well as my three beautiful children. You may even see some shots of my handsome hubby. I take my camera everywhere I go, capturing life as we know it now. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. Glad you stopped by.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Make Your Own Standouts

 
When we use to have family pictures taken I was terrible about getting them printed.  Ok, maybe a few would be printed for frames on a shelf, but I was overwhelmed thinking about putting them up on the wall. Frames, Standouts, and Canvases can get pricey. 
 
I came across a blog a while back talking about making your own standouts.  I am now officially obsessed with them.  They are simple and easy and save you a ton of $$. 
 
So here is a little tutorial of a standout we made today. 
 
Materials Needed: 
Black Foam Board from Staples: $6
3M contact cement or Scotch 77: $15 from Staples
Dry Cloth
Flat Surface
Sharp Razor Knife
Your picture
Pencil
Ruler

 
Outline your picture on the foam board with a pencil.



With an sharp razor knife cut out foam board along pencil markings.


I have used 3M cement before and it works just as well. 
 

Spray back of picture.



Spray foam board. 


 
Lay picture down carefully on to foam board.


 
Wipe picture with a dry cloth



Trim off any pieces of foam board.to make smooth.

 
Done!  So simple and easy!! 
 
(This is an 8 by 10 pic)

 
All you need are two tiny nails to hang this standout up with. Easy peasy.
 
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I had a girlfriend make her own standouts and she used wood instead of foam board.  Requires a table saw but they look awesome too!

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