Oct 11

How To Transfer an Image To a Canvas


Love dreamy, stylized wall art? Create an affordable version of pricey canvas prints using transparencies and a gel medium.        

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  1. david says:

    Hi I had a questions, do I need sugar or was that just a saying?

  2. Elsa Castellanos says:

    I love this!!!!

  3. Andrea says:

    You can also do this with watercolor paper as well. :) Bumping up the saturation is really important, I've wasted tons of materials figuring out how much to bump the saturation...All I have to say is more IS more!

  4. Michele says:

    Ok, so I love this idea, but what exactly is "gel medium"? I'm sure I can ask at a craft store, but didn't know if there were some brands or other words I could use in case I get a blank stare from someone if I have to ask? :)

  5. Shirley says:

    I don't know what gel medium is either, I looked on the shelves at Spotlight maybe we don't have it in Australia

  6. Michele says:

    Gel medium can be found in the art supply section of your craft store, Michaels, Joann Fabrics and Crafts, Hobby Lobby. Art supply stores carry it Too. There are three kinds, soft, medium, and heavy. When I do these, I use soft. Hope this was a help to you. Happy crafting!

  7. Michele says:

    Are you using an inkjet or laser copy?

  8. Lana says:

    I just did this technique this past weekend and I used gel medium in matte finish and printed everything at Fedex Kinko's on laser jet paper. It came out beautifully and was cheap. Of course there are all kinds of things you can do to tweak the look..such as scruff up the canvas, paint the canvas edges or apply scrapbook paper to the edges.

  9. Donna Russell says:

    Oh so love this idea!

  10. Ashlynne says:

    Could you paint the entire canvas a color before applying the picture?

  11. Heather says:

    Do you have a video that shows how to do this??

  12. PinLaVie says:

    I just added a video..I hope you find it useful.

  13. Amy says:

    Did you use regular copy paper or photo paper?

  14. PinLaVie says:

    You'll have to print the image on an overhead transparency.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I can't find your instructions. It goes to a you tube site with a bunch of videos. Which one is yours?

  16. Pinlavie says:

    The video is a step by step tutorial on how to tranfer an image to a canvas. The original source doesn't have so many details.

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