Photo Friday: DIY Canvas

Missy canvas!

One of my Pinterest boards I labeled Need to Make*.   I popped on my board for Photo Friday inspiration and elected to attempt to print a photo on tissue paper and attach it to a canvas for the look and feel of a “real” photo on canvas.  My style and approach doesn’t include measuring and precisely planning so I had to print a draft or two adjusting the photo size to my 5 x 7 canvas.   I trimmed  a piece of white tissue paper to a size under the 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper attaching the tissue paper to regular copy paper with ordinary Scotch tape on the edges (the non-print area edges).  I used the horizontal page set up and printed with my usual printer settings (normal).  I removed the tissue paper and trimmed the image to the base size of my 5 x 7 canvas (no overlapping edges on this particular attempt).  I used Mod Podge to attach the tissue paper and learned the hard way that the printed tissue paper is still delicate (aka it tears easily).

I love how the canvas texture protrudes beneath the tissue paper.  It looks like a “real” canvas.  I am sure an Mpix photo canvas would be a bit more lovely, but at this moment, I love this quick and easy way to make my own photos on canvas (at least the small versions!).

My Pin linked to this site!  They used spray adhesive to attach the tissue to the canvas.

The purple paper visible under my two canvas photos is a sneak peak at my chair project, still underway.  Big reveal on Monday, Jan. 23!

* All my Pinterest boards are labeled Need to _____  based on my love of the band NeedtoBreathe!

5 thoughts on “Photo Friday: DIY Canvas

  1. theatreterp January 22, 2012 at 4:05 am Reply

    Bopping over from BBTL Facebook page. :) Nice to meet you!

    Love Pinterest and I love your photo work.

    I see that you are a Patti Digh fan – I love her books, too. I haven’t completed Creative is a Verb yet, but I LOVE it.

    I look forward to coming back to see your blog bloom.

  2. Courtney January 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm Reply

    ooooohhh, love it! Jim told me about these and I attempted to do it, but couldn’t get the paper to print. Now I see your trick about taping it to regular copy paper. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

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