Favorite Things: My Own Mini Masterpiece

CM landscape portrait

A couple of years ago there was a Facebook challenge to post your favorite masterpiece- or maybe we were given a name of an artist and had to choose a painting of theirs for everyone to enjoy. Whatever it was, I liked the idea. I liked seeing artists and their famous works that I never knew of. I also liked seeing what my friends chose.

That was when I decided that one of my favorite paintings was the portrait of Juan de Pareja by Velazquez.  The more I looked at it, the more I liked it. He looks proud and beautiful (and I also really like his collar.)

velazquez-juan-pareja

So I posted it!

Recently, I found a blank canvas that I had bought to do something with and decided to use  it to make a mini masterpiece for my desk. This is how I did it:

CM Screenshot

The canvas was 4X4 so I had to crop the image as a square.

Then I printed it out with borders on 4×6 photo paper.

CM supplies for mini masterpiece

I cut the extra white space using my rotary trimmer so that the edges were crisp.

CM first cut

I used dots to adhere it. (I have used Mod Podge in the past, but I am thinking I may be able to use the canvas for another picture since the dots are removable.)

CM glue dots

I bought a small easel from Michaels and there it is!

CM wide view mini masterpieceCM final close up mini masterpiece

 

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