Start by removing the canvas from the frame. Flip it over and remove the staples with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. Then separate the canvas from the frame.
Stain the frame with the color of your choice. Paint on the stain, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe off any excess with a rag. Allow this to dry completely.
While drying, you can transfer your picture to the canvas piece. Print your photo onto your transfer paper using a printer. Be sure to mirror your design and print with the best quality for your printer.
Then put the t-shirt transfer face down onto the canvas. I am transferring this to the creamy off-white site but this same method will work with either side. Please note that you can see directions for printable heat transfer vinyl here if you are using it.
Then follow the directions on your package of transfers to complete the process. I had to iron in both directions for a certain amount of time.
Then just start slowly peeling back your carrier sheet to reveal the design on your canvas.
Once the backing is removed, it is time to add the frame to finish this one off!
Add the frame where you want it on your picture. Then secure with staples in the back. I like to secure with one staple in the center of each side as well as one in each corner.
Then cut away all of the excess canvas with a craft knife.
Once this is removed, add additional staples to completely secure.
Then your project is ready to hang or display.