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Apr 262014

Have you priced custom photo canvases recently? The prices are quite high! I have found that it is possible to transfer photos to canvas at home for an easy homemade canvas art. This process is quite easy and straightforward. And you don’t need any fancy supplies or equipment. Most of this stuff is probably already in your house. Let’s get started, shall we?

How to transfer photos to canvas

Supplies Needed:

  • A few sheets of white tissue paper
  • Modge Podge
  • Plain white canvas in your choice of size (I used 8×10″)
  • Some scotch tape


    • Pick a piece of tissue paper that is smooth (not too wrinkled) and cut it so it is about 1 inch larger on each side than a piece of standard printer paper (8.5×11″). Fold over each edge around the printer paper and use tape to adhere it on the back.
    • Print your desired image on the tissue paper. Tip: Ensure you feed the tissue paper into the printer so that the image prints directly on the tissue paper.
    • After the print is completed, remove the tape and pull the tissue paper off the printer paper. Be delicate with it because it is very fragile.

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    • Spread a generous coating of Modge Podge on the canvas and then place the tissue paper on top. Wrap the tissue paper around the canvas.
    • Cover with another layer of Modge Podge for protection.

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That’s it! Let it dry and hang it up! This works because the tissue paper is sooo thin that it conforms to the natural bumps and ridges of the canvas thereby making it look like the canvas itself contains the printed image.
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 April 26, 2014  Posted by

6 Responses to “How to transfer photos to canvas”

  1. what a lovely idea. So sweet, that photo deserves to be on canvas its lovely.Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

  2. What a great thrifty DIY project, with the savings you could create a whole wall gallery!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! With the price of getting canvas prints done at the store, I especially love how much money I can save by DIYing it at home! : )

  3. Always love a new photo transfer technique. Wanted to let you know I’m featuring you when my party opens up tonight!

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