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DIY Vintage Canvas Of Your Favorite Photos

How can you make a real canvas of a usual photo? It’s rather easy. You’ll need stretched canvas, gel medium, a paint brush and the image you want to transfer – its laser copy – and a spray bottle filled with water. Cover your canvas with gel, press the photo onto the canvas and let it dry for a night or so. Spray to wet the top of your paper and rub until the pieces of paper completely come off. Don’t rub too hard because otherwise your canvas would be spoilt. Cover your canvas with a coat of gel once more to protect the image. Even if you have imperfections – that looks cool.


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  1. rongchen Says:

    It looks like quite easy,I will try it when I have spare time!
    Thanks for your share~~~

  2. Danielle Says:

    I would love to do this.Just one question though. Would you find this “gel medium” in a Michael’s store?

  3. Dana Says:

    Hi! Great DYI, I’m thinking about doing a series for my room. Have you tried this with colour laser photos? I’m wondering if the colour toner would react the same as the black toner.

  4. Amy Snider Beaty Says:

    I did my whole wall with several sizes. All black and white. The only difficult thing is that you need to be so very careful when rubbing off the paper as to not lift the ink also. I did this when rubbing off the paper over my daughters smile and it took the ink right off. I had to start over (and it was a 16 x 20) uggghhhh! I do love these though. Wish I could post a picture of my wall.

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