Altered Photo Art Canvas

8 Hours
Looking for a creative, one of a kind and inexpensive gift for Christmas or a birthday.This one hits it out of the park. You only need a few supplies. Artist Canvas, 1 laser copied color or black and white photo, Gel Medium (I used Liquitex) paint brush, craft glue and embellishments (i had in my craft stash)
Spread Liquitex over the canvas until covered generously. trim your photo to fit and place color side down on the canvas. Press the image to the canvas to assure transfer (you can use a spoon also). Wait 8 hrs to dry. Take a sponge and moisten the paper. You will start to see the image appear - start rubbing off the paper with your fingers (this takes a while and may take more than one pass). Do not rub too vigorously or you may tear the image. Keep moistening (in stages) until you do not see the "white hue" of excess paper on the image. When the image is dry you can embellish with trim beads, spray mist - the list is endless. Adhere a ribbon to hang. The price was for 2 prints!

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  • My Crappy House My Crappy House on Dec 16, 2013
    You might want to add that you should print your picture in reverse so it comes out the right way when you're done. Especially if you have words in the pic (as in your example).
  • Valerie Valerie on Dec 17, 2013
    Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!