Many of you have seen in Instagram that I am transferring a bunch of old pics onto canvas. I am using this technique that I found on A Beautiful Mess. She has a great tutorial and FAQ so I am not going to reinvent the wheel…I am just sending you there to read about it.
A few notes…
I picked this over just using mod podge on top of a copy because reading about it this one was said to show more of the texture of the canvas.
There is a technique out there where you print on tissue paper and then mod podge that, but running tissue through a printer seemed sketchy.
The smaller the canvas the easier it is…not just because there is less work – the canvas is stretched tighter so rubbing off the paper without hurting the image is easier.
I would only do this if you are wanting the distressed vibe. For this project it works, but even then I had one pic distress so badly that I had to redo it.
Don’t be me and pick a project where you have 30+ images to do. I am giving myself carpel tunnel, and a headache, and making a mess.
I can’t show you the final pics until we move and hang them all. In the old house we had all these images all family, framed and hanging in a powder room. Same will happen in the new house minus the frames. The oldest pic in the group is my great, great, great grandmother. Pretty cool huh?