I’ve been wanting to create a photo collage on some lettering so I used Mother’s Day as an excuse to give it a try. I have a friend with a daughter who is too young to make anything for the holiday so I thought I would lend her a hand. I really enjoy the classic black and white photos along with the contrasting “i love you” text.
You’ll need the following supplies:
Black and white family photos
Black and teal (or any bright color) craft paint
Paper plate or paint tray
Gather Your Materials
Mod Podge can be pretty messy so it is best to cover your work surface with some newspaper as well.
Paint MOM Lettering
Use the brush and black paint to coat the sides and face of the MOM lettering. I originally thought I had enough photos to cover the face of the letters entirely. Once I realized I was short, I went ahead and painted the face black to hide any gaps.
Paint the Script Letters
Paint the face and sides of the “i love you letters” teal.
Cut Out Your Photos
Cut out all of your photos. Try to make sure you have a good mix of smaller and larger ones.
Arrange the photos onto the letters until you like the placement.
Use the Mod Podge to adhere the photos in place. I Mod Podged the back of the photo, set it in place and then coated the face.
All the Photos in Place
Here is how my photos look secured and coated in place.
Once the Mod Podge has dried, turn the letters over. Use the razor knife to cut away the portions of the photos that are overhanging.
Apply a second coat of Mod Podge and coat the newly exposed edges.
Attach the Letters
Once the Mod Podge has dried use the craft glue to secure the “i love you” letters in place.
Here is how my letters turned out.
Use the craft glue to attach a piece of ribbon to the right and left corners on the backside. Once it is dry, tie them into a bow.