DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer

DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer

DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer
When I saw this tutorial on A beautifull mess, I just had to try it! But I decided not to completely copy it and add a personal touch. 
I found these oval canvasses for only 2 euros each and wanted to create a vintage looking portrait. So I grabbed my camera and convinced my boyfriend to put on a suit and pose for the picture. I did some research on vintage portraits and tried to make our pictures look as ”real as I could.
Do you also want to make a vintage portrait? here’s how:
DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer
1. Print the photos that you like with a laser printer.
2. Take some oval canvasses and gel medium.
3. Apply a thick amount of gel medium onto the canvasses.
4. Place the printed image face down onto the canvas. Let the gel dry overnight.
5. Cut the sides of the paper to match the oval shape.
6. Take a sponge or brush and wed the paper. Make sure it;s not soaking wet!
7. Start rubbing the paper of with your fingers. This will take some time, be careful not to rub to hard or you’ll rub the image away!
8. Take 1 piece of ribbon.
9. glue the ends to the back of the canvas.
10. Make a bow like in the picture.
All done!
DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer

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  • Laura 29th July 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Really pretty, I want to have a try!

  • seher-kardelen 30th July 2012 at 11:36 am

    wow it is amazing ! I love it

  • Christine D. | The Plumed Nest 10th August 2012 at 4:13 am

    lovely! i have been meaning to do some photo projects. this looks like a really great place to start : )

  • Mallory 14th August 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This is pretty amazing, but one quick question – will an inkjet printer work?

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