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How to transfer a photo to a canvas

Transfer a Photo to a Canvas

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Cut strips of scrapbook paper   to fit each side of the canvas.   Apply mod podge liberally and glue strips on each side.

Cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit each side of the canvas. Apply mod podge liberally and glue strips on each side.

A birthday present for my sister. I chose three different tones of the same photo.

A birthday present for my sister. I chose three different tones of the same photo.

Cut strips of scrapbook paper   to fit each side of the canvas.   Apply mod podge liberally and glue strips on each side.  Then glue the photograph on the top of the Canvas.Allow to dry completely

Cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit each side of the canvas. Apply mod podge liberally and glue strips on each side. Then glue the photograph on the top of the Canvas.Allow to dry completely

I chose to glued scrapbook paper to the back of the canvas

I chose to glued scrapbook paper to the back of the canvas

I used Costco's photo prints; They held up well and the ink didn't smudge.

I used Costco's photo prints; They held up well and the ink didn't smudge.

Apply a coat of mod podge over the entire surface the edges and the picture. Allowed to dry completely again. It will look milky at first, but will dry clear.

Apply a coat of mod podge over the entire surface the edges and the picture. Allowed to dry completely again. It will look milky at first, but will dry clear.

When everything is dry, use a sponge or cloth to dab on acrylic paint to cover any spaces between side paper strips and the

When everything is dry, use a sponge or cloth to dab on acrylic paint to cover any spaces between side paper strips and the

You can lay your project on wax paper so that it doesn't stick to your work space while drying.

You can lay your project on wax paper so that it doesn't stick to your work space while drying.

Be careful not to gab too hard, the photograph is fragile. You can see by my black-and-white photo.

A project that takes about 30 minutes of your time but two days because of the time it dries properly. DIY Thawrey 💋

  • Canvas
  • Photograph
  • MATTE mod podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sponge or cloth