Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
I love collecting and making accessories to decorate my ladder shelf (which I still haven't stained). So when I had the opportunity to try out Mod Podge's new Photo Transfer Medium I came up with the perfect idea to make small canvas art to add to the shelf.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
This new product is so easy to use and allows you to transfer a photo or image onto any surface!

What you need:
-Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium (you can find this at Michael's )
-Art Canvas (I used a 6"x6" canvas)
-Sponge
-Printed Image
-Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre
-Craft Paint
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Find an image you would like to transfer or design one using Photoshop. I had a few different art inspirations in mind when I designed this image.  

Edit your image and size it to fit your canvas. If there is any text make sure to reverse it.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Now you need to print the image.  I highly recommend you get it printed at Office Depot or Kinkos because toner copies work best. Trust me, I first tried the transfer using a copy I printed from my ink-jet printer and it did not turn out so well. I also want to mention that you can not use an actual photo or an image printed on photo paper. It must be printed on regular paper.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Once you have the printed copy, cut it out to fit the size of your canvas. Then completely cover the image with the transfer medium using a sponge.  Make sure to apply it generously.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Immediately after applying the medium, carefully smooth it over the canvas.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Wait 24 hours then take a wet sponge and wet the paper. Now start rubbing the paper away to reveal your transferred image! I rubbed more than needed because I wanted it to look a little distressed.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Wait for it to dry then rub off any leftover paper fuzz.
Mod Podge's Gloss Lustre
Brush on Mod Podge's Gloss Lustre to give the canvas a subtle glossy finish.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Now all you have to do is paint the edge of the canvas. I played around with different color options and decided on a light gray.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Canvas
Easy art projects are the best!

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of a campaign with The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

11 comments:

  1. Love it! I like your ladder too!
    Debbie

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  2. I love it, Might have to try making an est. sign too! Thanks for the great idea :)

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  3. very pretty - I really enjoy how rustic and calm your staging and whole blog look - awesome! ♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

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  4. Love this! Your whole vignette looks really neat!

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  5. This is awesome! I'm loving arrows lately so this is right up my alley!

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  6. Will a photo transfer onto a painted canvas?

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  7. When I rubbed the paper off some of the print come off and left white spots. Any suggestions?

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  8. Great idea to decor house with art on canvas. Your art and photo selection is great. I like your describing way. Consider cheap canvas printing online store “Canvas Design” and go with their price list. You will get order and amazed with their canvas quality.

    Canvas Photos UK

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  9. Hi Melissa!

    I love this canvas so much! How did you create the design? I'd love to create something similar

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  10. Could you create this design for me ??

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