How to Fix Dog-Eared Canvas on Foam Core

I was digging for wrapping paper in our junk room (i.e., our need to throw out a lot of stuff soon before I go crazy room) when I found four of Miklos‘s old canvas prints mounted on foam core.  They’re very nice and I would love to hang them up, but it turns out the fact that we never framed them left them open to the elements.  The corners were dog-eared and sad looking.

They’d been like this a while. I’d never known how to fix them any other time I’d found them.

Luckily I’ve been a Pinterest addict for a few months and I’ve since discovered Mod Podge.

If you don’t know what Mod Podge is yet, it’s a thinned out, super-good liquid adhesive that comes in a variety of types, such as matte, glossy, glitter, etc. You can glue with it and also design collages or otherwise mount photos, papers, buttons etc. to many different surfaces, as well as to each other. It has so many uses in crafting, and it’s definitely worth picking up at Michaels on one of their coupon days.

Although sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we wanted, this canvas thing worked great.  To fix this canvas mount, I spread the Mod Podge lightly with a clean foam brush onto the back of the loose canvas and onto the foam core underneath.  I pressed the canvas down firmly with one hand, wiping lightly around the edges with my other hand at any extra that came out the sides.  I only had to hold it about 30 seconds.

When it dried, it looked like this:

“Thank you for saving my life.”
– Canvas

No more flip-floppy corners.  I fixed the other three canvases the same way.  We should probably get these foam-mounted canvases custom-framed on yet another Michaels coupon day.  Apparently that’s what you’re supposed to do to keep the canvas in shape.  Whoops!

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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