I adore the look of black and white canvas photos and Plaid’s new Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium was totally calling my name from my basement stash (I have a basement stash! LOVE the new house!) for this project.
Just like our last house, we’re working on this house a little bit at a time. Last week I got a little ADD with my painting: I painted the hallway – most of it anyway, I painted the stairs (project coming soon), I started painting our master bedroom, I painted a little of the basement family room.
And so far none of it is finished!
But I did tackle this one *complete* and EASY personalized piece of art for our bedroom…
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium Project
- Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
- INK jet printout of photo
- foam brushes (2)
Choose your photo. Using a photo editing software (I used GIMP), size to fit your canvas. If desired change mode to grayscale. Print photo on PLAIN paper. Photo paper will NOT work. Trim photo to fit canvas, leaving about a half inch space for border around the edge. Transfer Medium doesn’t dry clear, so be sure to trim right to the edge of your image or you’ll have a white outline.
On a protected surface (you don’t want glue-ish stuff all over, do you?!), using a sponge brush to spread a thick layer of Transfer Medium all over the FRONT SIDE of your photocopied, trimmed photo. (Ask me why FRONT SIDE is in all caps.) All you want to see is WHITE.
Without touching the sticky surface, place your photo paper sticky side down onto your canvas. Tap gently in the center and then smooth outwards toward the edges on all sides, removing air bubbles as you go. LET DRY FOR 24 HOURS.
Softly press a fairly wet sponge onto the image on canvas until the entire thing is damp to wet. Now squeeze out the sponge into a cup. Using a circular motion and the damp sponge, rub the paper off the canvas; you’ll see it sort of rub off in small pieces Continue until all you see is your transferred image. Gently brush off any additional paper pieces and let dry.
Using a foam brush and black craft paint, carefully paint just the edges of the canvas. And voila an easy custom canvas in just 5 simple steps!
I think this Photo Transfer Medium is going to come in VERY handy for a whole bunch of projects brewing around in my little ol’ brain – since it makes it SO easy to personalize any surface with favorite photos or even graphics created on the computer!
You can find Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium at Michael’s.
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