Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friend Graphic

I am working on a canvas print gift for a friend of mine. I made this graphic for it and thought I'd share it.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Magazine Photo Transfer

I scoured the web and couldn't find anything about magazine transfers to canvas. This pushed me to figure it out myself. Here's my re-cap of transferring a magazine page to canvas.

First of all I found a photo of some pretty leafs I liked in a magazine. Then I cut the image to a similar shape as my canvas. 

Then I prepped my canvas. 

With my sponge brush, a slathered a good layer of medium.

Once it was as smooth as I could get it, I placed the magazine page face down on the canvas.

Then I used the back of a card to remove the bubbles and flatten the paper onto the canvas.

After several hours, the paper was dry and I started to remove it. I placed a wet wash cloth over the image and saturated the paper with water.

Then I started to remove the paper. 

Rub, rub, rub.

After removing as much as  I could, I let it dry. Once it was dry I wet it again and removed some more.

Once I was happy with my paper removal I decided to do a seal coat.

With my mixture of 50/50 water and glue, I coated the photo.

It dried nicely, I love the mildly distressed look.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Adventures in Photo Transferring

I have to admit, I am a sucker for any craft involving photos. I have experimented in photo transfer many times, trying all sorts of products. I came across a new way I hadn't tried and had to give it a whirl. The first thing I did was transfer a photo of my cat onto the back of my wallet. I am so happy with how easy it was and how great it turned out. 

For this project I used:
Gloss Gel Medium
One laser printed picture of my cat (printed on regular old 20lb white printer paper)
Sponge brush

I cut the picture to fit the back of my wallet.

Then using the sponge brush, I spread a good layer of the medium on the wallet. Then I placed the photo on the wallet.

I let it dry completely, a couple of hours. Then began the task of removing the paper. To do this I wet a washcloth very well and laid it on the image. After the paper was completely wet, I rubbed the paper off. I walked away and let it dry and then re-wet 3 times removing more paper each time.

I wanted to seal the wallet, so I applied a layer of homemade Modge Podge to give it a nice sheen.

I think she approves!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cats, Cats, Cats

What's the worst thing that could happen to a crazy cat lady?

 She got a new camera and now takes more pictures of her pretty cat.