Soooo after a conversation it Mrs K, she directed me to the following link, which showed me how to make my own canvas prints for much, much less:
And here are some of the results:
-an anniversary collage for my parents. When my mom got this, she said, "I think you'll have to fix it...it looks like it got damaged and something stuck to it." I informed her that it was supposed to look like that.
And a full-canvas attempt for my husband. This one came out better, with more even distressing.
And the wedding collage. Surprisingly, this did not come out as distressed as I had hoped. I used probably too much gel medium, and I forgot to wet a couple of the pictures before I applied them to the canvas. oops!
But overall, I was really pleased. It looks great on our living room shelf! (Candlesticks courtesy of Goodwill, and the Votive holders were leftover decorations from the wedding. The shelf was a dumpster find...occasionally I love living in a college town!)
Overall, this was a really fun project that did not require much time at all! Be warned though; it is a messy project! I had little bits of paper everywhere!