The approaching end of May has me dreaming of summer. Patriotic crafts float around in my head as well as on my Pinterest boards. I looked around on The Graphics Fairy a bit for some further inspiration and found a gorgeous Liberty Bell graphic. I decided right then and there that I had to do something with it.
I googled around on image transfer methods. There are lots of tutorials on using inkjet transfer paper to transfer images to wood. So it certainly should work on a canvas. I decided to give it a try.
I printed my image on the transfer paper. The image does have some words, so I inverted the image before printing.
I then trimmed the excess away and was left with just the image on the transfer paper.
I was going to be ironing the image to the canvas so I needed to have something solid under the canvas. I dug through and found a book that fit almost perfectly inside the back of the canvas.
I then turned over my image on the transfer paper and began to iron according to the package directions. (No steam and high heat.)
I then lifted and MAGIC!!
Well almost magic. The edges were a lifted slightly in places.
I grabbed some Mod Podge and sealed around the edges.
I then painted the edges of the canvas red and grabbed some patriotic ribbon.
I cut the ribbon to the length and width of the canvas. I adhered the ribbon with Mod Podge.
The ribbon wrapped around the edges of the canvas slightly but not enough to cover the entire side of the canvas. That is why I painted before putting the ribbon on.
I love the way the details of the canvas show through the image using this method. Plus this method allows me to make anything I want at home -- without having to go to a copy store for a toner based copy.
I set this one up here for a little photo shoot. I will be using it for my summer mantle....stay tuned!
The perfect little project to get you in the mood for summer.
Break out your transfer sheets and make your own art tonight!
I am linking this one up to The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday -- y'all come join us!
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