Following on from my post, Photo Canvas Mod Podge Craft, I looked at other Pinterest pins to see about getting a better, more realistic photo canvas effect, instead of just using proper photographs.
I learnt about image transfer from copies. There are lots of pins and blogs on photo image transfer canvas Mod Podge crafts.
This is the method I used to transfer the photograph.
- I chose the picture I wanted to use
- opened it with Photoshop
- Resized image to 7cm x 7cm. Image > Image Size > change width & height to 7cm. I need to untick constrain proportions.
- I then flipped the photograph so it was a mirror image. In Photoshop, Image > Rotate Canvas > Flip Canvas Horizontal.
- On some pictures I increased colour / saturation too.
- I printed the photograph using my home inkjet print.
- I cut the photograph out.
- Next I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the canvas, I think this can be done either way round on to canvas or to photograph.
- I then laid the image of the canvas, ink side down.
There are two options now.
- Leave to set for 5 minutes or so and carefully peel off the paper whilst Mod Podge wet.
- Leave to dry overnight.
- I preferred the result from leaving over night, ink seems to soak in more.
- Next, get a small dish / tub of water and wet the canvas. The image will start to show through the back of the photograph again.
- Gently, rub the paper off. Wear gloves if possible, otherwise expect an ink stained finger!
- Keep going, it takes patience at this point, but carefully! This one I was a bit heavy handed on!
- I broke all the rules of the Pinterest pins next, I rinsed the canvas under a slowly running tap. Most posts stay that coating in another couple of layers of Mod Podge will deal with the bits of paper left. But hey, I'm a craft rebel!
- I left to dry for several hours, before coating with a couple of layers of Mod Podge.
Some have been good enough to give as presents, some went straight in the bin! ha!
I bought my canvases from Poundland.