Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

 

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

in Zinio.


 

 

 

 
Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

 

The process is really simple.

 

All you need is:


  

an art canvas

gel medium

 pimped up images 

 (laser printed onto paper)

 

+

a paint brush

 

 

 

 

 
Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Using photoshop,

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

 

As I mentioned earlier,

this project is dead easy;

 

 

Step 1:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

Step 2:

Place your printed image ink side down,

onto the canvas.

 


Step3:

Using a credit card or a pebble, smooth the airbubbles

out to the edges.

 


Step 4:

Leave to dry overnight.

 

 

 

 

 
Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Gently mist your paper with water and (gently)

rub away the paper.

 


Step 6:

Leave to dry.

 


Step 6:

Brush over a thin layer of Gel Medium,

leave to set.

 

 

 it's that easy!

 

 

 

 

Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

 

 

 

 

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,


and then


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.

 

 

 

1 Comment on Paper Art: Canvas Siblings

  1. thank you for this idea here Now I can do one of my grand son as soon as I get the material.

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