Saturday, May 4, 2013

DIY Photo Canvas

After we got back from our trip to Yuma, AZ, during spring break, I took one of my favourite photos of Cole out in the sand dunes, and made a canvas print with it.

I simply took a piece of white tissue paper, wrapped it around a piece of printer paper, taped the the overlap   of tissue paper to the back side of the printer paper, and simply printed it out using my printer.

Then I took an old 6x8 canvas that I had bought years ago at the dollar store (pack of 2 for $1), and painted a layer of Mod Podge onto the canvas.  Then I centered my tissue print (that I trimmed to size while it was still taped onto the printer paper), and pressed it onto the wet canvas, using my brayer to roll over it, lightly pressing it into the canvas.

I let it dry, then applied a layer of Mod Podge over top.

Once it dried, that was it.  Pretty easy.  And not bad for my first try.  :)

Note:  I think if I were to do it again, which I totally plan on doing, I will look for some type of a spray to seal the tissue layer before applying it to the canvas, because I noticed that when I painted the top layer of Mod Podge, it was picking up the ink a little, making the ink bleed.  So if it were sealed, it wouldn't do that.  I'm also thinking that if I had used a laser printer, it might not have bled either.  But my laser printer needs new ink.  Why is laser printer ink so expensive?  It is like $120 for each colour.  Crazyness!

Happy creating!  :)

1 comment:

Wendy Coffman said...

What a clever idea - love the pic too!


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