I have a canvas that I made for Imaginisce up on the blog today. It's Valentine gift week. I thought some wall decor would make for a fabulous gift. I used the My Baby collection. This collection is just so adorable. Definitely a fav of mine.
I mixed up the fonts for some interest and kept the wording large so you could see it from across the room. Those wooden hearts from Creative Embellishments added the perfect touch, especially with some i-Rock bling.
I wanted to maintain the texture of the canvas, but see the pattern paper hearts on my background as well. To do this, I transferred the image from the paper to the canvas using Mod Podge. I've been wanting to try a canvas image transfer ever since my former DT member Wendy Price from over at Quick Quotes made one last fall. Let me show you how...
1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire surface of the canvas. (I went a little crazy with it here, lol. You don't need to use quite this much.)
2. Cut your pattern paper to the size of the canvas and place paper face down over the Mod Podge. The backside of the paper will be facing you. Smooth paper to make sure it is adhered to the entire canvas.
3. Let dry at least 24 hours.
4. Spritz with water and start to rub the paper off with your fingertips. You can see the hearts on the right side of the canvas where I had already rubbed the paper off.
5. Its ok if it's not perfect. A distressed look is beautiful!
6. Finish your edge with paint or gesso.
Here is a close-up of what the canvas will look like.
Imaginisce : Pattern Papers (My Baby), Die Cuts (My Baby), Buttons (My Baby), i-Rock, Hot Rock Crystals, Foam Adhesive, MagiCut Ribbon cutter
American Crafts: cardstock,
Creative Embellishments: wood hearts,
Epiphany Crafts heart punch
Sewing machine, Coats and Clark thread.
Mod Podge, Gesso
I am linking up with Paper Issues Fill 'Er Up Issue.