DIY Canvas Wall Art

I wanted to share with you a little more about the wall art that I created. I decided to go with canvas as my base of each photo/picture. I researched online for different tutorials on transfering photos onto canvas. I came across this post by A Beautiuful Mess. It shows how to transfer photos from printer paper and adhere it to canvas with gel medium. I used the same brand of gel medium that they used, Liquitex. The tutorial was spot on but I noticed when I was finished removing the excess paper I still had a white "film" on the top. It didn't show when the canvas was wet but when it dried it covered the photo. I then resprayed the canvas and tried to take more off but there really wasn't much excess paper left to be removed. I then thought maybe a coat of the gel medium on top would make it shinier and removed that "film." Unfortunately no luck. :(
I did some research online and read another photo canvas transfer post and came across one on Ruffled Blog. They talked about the same "film" on the photo and they discovered that if you spray some wood furniture cleaner (oil based) onto a cloth and rub it on the canvas then it will remove the film! Guess what it worked! I'm extremely happy with how all of these photo tranfers turned out!
After adding wood furniture oil to picture.
To see more off the wall art I created please head on over to the blog! Also 14 other bloggers are displaying their wall art decor on the blog as well!
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  • Mollee Kauzlarich Mollee Kauzlarich on Jul 20, 2015
    I love the idea of photo transferring. Thanks for the tips, now I'm less scared to try it.

    • Refashionably Late Refashionably Late on Jul 21, 2015
      @Mollee Kauzlarich I'm so glad that I could help! It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it!

  • Jamie Haas Jamie Haas on Sep 22, 2020

    Love it!

    Can we get step-by-step instructions?

    What's the name/brand of furniture cleaner?

    Just noticed this is 5 years old...hope you're still around Hometalk

    Thanks much