Finally, my first post about an actual project! I made this as a gift a about two weeks ago, except it was a gift for my friend Katherine, so I didn’t want to post about it until after her birthday. Now, it’s after her birthday and here it is!
Everyone has seen those amazing photographs printed on canvases, however they can be quite expensive and have to be custom ordered. Pinterest is full of different DIY canvas pictures, but the ones that I liked the best were the ones that printed the picture on tissue paper before transferring it onto the canvas, like Sarah’s Never-Ending Projects Wall Art, because it really lets the canvas texture come through.
For the most part, I followed Sarah’s excellent instructions. Taping the tissue paper to the printer paper worked surprisingly well. I enhanced my picture a little bit and made the colors a bit more saturated to make it vibrant and colorful. The trickiest part I found was trimming the edges. Sarah was able to get clean lines on hers, but I was not so lucky. I had colored parts of the tissue paper hanging over the sides and it wasn’t very pretty looking. I decided to add ribbon to the sides to cover it up and give it a more finished look.
I was so happy with the way it turned out! My mom thought it was the coolest thing ever and is already planning on making a few of her own. Katherine also really seemed to like it and her mom and sister too! So happy birthday, Katherine!