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Saturday, September 8, 2012

D I Y Mini Canvas Giclée

I spotted the cutest new product at Hobby Lobby. Framed white mini canvases! My store had three different frame styles, with each style having a few sizes to choose from. A great idea came to mind, and it turned out awesome! I just had to share.
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I'm no Bob Ross (thinking of you mom ;) so I wasn't about to hand paint anything. Recently I had used some tissue paper on another project, which will be featured soon, so I thought I would give it a try on my mini canvases for the nursery.

I made up this DIY Mini Canvas Giclée. Maybe other people have done this too, but I truly just tried it on my own without any research. This is my method.

Materials


  • An image that you would like on your canvas
  • Mini framed white canvas from Hobby Lobby, or any canvas you would like
  • White tissue paper
  • One 8.5x11 piece of regular card stock
  • Painters tape
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge, Flat
  • Paint brush
  • Annie Sloan dark wax (or any dark wax, or maybe even a dark glaze made from craft paint)


Method

Gather your image, whether digital or already printed out. I had a sheet of Easter images laying around in my old card making supplies. The bunnies were perfect for the baby.

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Take your card stock and neatly wrap your tissue paper over it, with the dull side facing out. Fold, cut, and tape it to the back side of the card stock. What you should have is a piece of card stock that is nothing but dull tissue paper on one side, and trimmed tissue paper taped down on the back.

Place your card stock into your printer tray.

Print your image onto the tissue paper. You may need to do a test print on regular paper to see if your image will fit your mini canvas accordingly. Adjust the size as needed.

Remove the tissue paper from your printer and remove it from the card stock. Trim your image so that it will lay almost perfectly onto your canvas.

Remove mini canvas from frame.

VERY CAREFULLY lightly coat the back side of your image with Mod Podge. Try not to get it onto to your fingers. It may rip it! You don't need it perfectly covered, just a decent amount.

Apply your image to the canvas. There will be wrinkles, and that is good!!

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VERY CAREFULLY continue to coat the entire front of your image which is now adhered to the front of the canvas. You want the Mod Podge on fairly thick, but not too thick that you can't see your image. Do this step quickly as you do not want the ink to get mixed into the Mod Podge, otherwise you will smear it around.

Allow to dry completely.

Dab a paper towel into your dark wax, and begin to coat your image. Wipe off wax.

Now your image should look antiqued.

Place canvas back into frame, and VOILA!

DIY Mini Canvas Giclée, fleur4her, nursery, bunnies, Palace in Wonderland

DIY Mini Canvas Giclée, fleur4her, nursery, bunnies, Palace in Wonderland

DIY Mini Canvas Giclée, fleur4her, nursery, bunnies, Palace in Wonderland

















DIY Mini Canvas Giclée, fleur4her, nursery, bunnies, Palace in Wonderland



















DIYMini Canvas Giclée!!!

7 comments:

  1. I love this!!! I have not yet tried printing on tissue paper, what a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Carol

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  2. Oh, these are so sweet. It sounds fairly simple, too. Your tutorial is very easy to understand. Thanks so much for sharing this. I didn't know about the framed canvases at Hobby Lobby. I think I need to try this. Gonna pin it to my Clever Crafts pinboard. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. I'm so glad to hear that it sounds easy to you, because it is. I love hearing that! If you make some let me know how they turn out. -Fleur

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  3. Love how this turned out! So cute and clever.

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  4. Nice Post! Thank you very much. This really helped me with my work. I appreciate your help. Thanks a lot. You need to know cheap oil painting

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