DIY PHOTO CANVAS - The Chalkboard
5.28.12

If you’ve seen printing companies and reproduction labs offering deals on transforming your photographs to canvas, you’ve probably noticed how expensive the process can be. Perhaps you didn’t realize you can create the same effect with white tissue paper, a piece of printer card stock, and your own computer and printer! Sarah’s Projects shows us how:

  1. Scan the picture you want to print, or select a picture from your photo library.
  2. Measure and cut a piece of white tissue paper around the dimensions of a piece of printer card stock. Make sure that both widths are flush, but that tissue paper is one inch longer than the printer paper.
  3. Fold and tape the excess length of tissue paper to the top and bottom of the printer paper.
  4. Make sure you know how your printer feeds. You want to feed the taped tissue paper through the printer so that your picture prints directly onto the tissue paper. It will be wrinkled when it is printed, but this is not a problem.
  5. After you have printed your picture and have let the ink dry completely, separate the tissue paper from the printer paper.
  6. Glue the tissue paper to your canvas. Sarah’s Projects recommends using Mod-Podge. Lightly coat your canvas with Mod Podge or another all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish and gently rub the tissue paper so that it adheres to the canvas, and cut off any excess tissue.

Step back and admire your handmade photograph reproduction! Your canvas photo is ready to be hung, embellished further, or given away as a great gift!

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