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! http://living-up-to-me.blogspot.com/2011/04/put-your-photos-on-canvas.html 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!