Friday, July 5, 2013

Tissue Paper Photo Canvas

I've done photo canvas' before using other techniques, but I wanted to try it using tissue paper that I've been seeing popping up all over Pinterest lately.

For the effect that I wanted, it worked pretty well.

I found this picture at Hobby Lobby and knew it would be perfect for Jordyn. She plays a lot of soccer and we've seen that little girl get down and dirty in the mud playing her heart out. 

At first I was going to mod-podge it to a canvas, but the more I thought about it, I didn't want it as clean and sharp as it was.

I took tissue paper and taped it to a piece of regular copy paper and printed out the photo. You can kind of see that the ink smeared, but after I cut it out, it wasn't that bad.

I mod-podged it to the canvas and after it dried, sanded the edges.

If you wanted a clean image, this probably wouldn't work. I wanted a more "messy" look and doing it this way gave me just what I was looking for.

I used Washi Tape for the sides and...

stickers to decorate it. Then I sealed the whole thing with another coat of Mod-Podge.

Because I copied the photo, no cute puppies and soccer balls were harmed in the making of this canvas.

Happy Friday!

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Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

That's really cute! Thanks for the tutorial. Lynda

Krystie said...

This came out great, I love all the white space around the photo, sort of makes a floating picture!

Toodie said...

Turned out great! The white space really draws your eye to the picture itself, which is so darn cute!

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