Paper Art: Canvas Siblings
I have made my own printed canvas wall art.
It only took two years to get around to it.
I am such a slacker.
Especially, given how easy it is.
Thank you to Do It Yourself magazine (Summer 2011 Edition)
for the inspiration.
I can now finally un-bookmark you
The process is really simple.
All you need is:
an art canvas
pimped up images
(laser printed onto paper)
a paint brush
My 'pimped up' images
are of my mother and her older brother.
Stunning as the original black & white images are,
I decided to jazz them up to see how well the colours
would transfer onto canvas.
I simply cleaned up the originals,
gave them a colour wash and then added
some colourful backgrounds.
The hardest part was remembering to reverse my images
before taking them down to Office Works.
(yes, I failed first time)
As I mentioned earlier,
this project is dead easy;
Cover your canvas in Gel Medium using a sponge
or paint brush.
It doesn't need to be a thick covering, but enough
to allow the paper to sink in.
Place your printed image ink side down,
onto the canvas.
Using a credit card or a pebble, smooth the airbubbles
out to the edges.
Leave to dry overnight.
Gently mist your paper with water and (gently)
rub away the paper.
Leave to dry.
Brush over a thin layer of Gel Medium,
leave to set.
it's that easy!
The Rub & Reveal process
is alot easier if you first;
a) spray all of the paper,
and remove all of the top layer of paper off,
b) then respray & rub a section of the canvas
at a time.
It's a lengthy process, but the results are worth it,
scratches 'n' all.