At the beginning of the year, whilst reading the numerous projects from A Beautiful Mess, I came across the Canvas Transfer project. My Mum loves canvas prints so I thought I'd create this little project with her in mind for Mother's Day. This year would be my Nan's 70th Birthday so a photo or her Mum, given to my own Mum, on Mother's Day seemed perfect.
At first I wasn't happy with the outcome as the black parts of the image still showed the paper residue. Although I've come to quite like the distressed look of the canvas and the ghostly finish.
If you want to create a canvas like this hop over to A Beautiful Mess here. Her instructions are nice and simple. The only things I would add are:
I'm not sure what the effect is if you use a colour photo. The black and white works well as the paper residue doesn't show up on the white or light grey parts of the transfer. I found it difficult to remove it from the black parts of the image though. Have a black felt tip handy to neaten up if you feel it needs it.
Tip: if you're in the UK, I bought the gel used to transfer the image onto the canvas from Hobbycraft.
This is something I'd definitely attempt again. If you try this let me know your tips or share the outcome of your finished piece by posting your links below.