Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY Photo Canvas

Yeah, this is my first attempt at making my own photo canvas!! It's not perfect but not too bad for the first go around.
This is really simple to do. All you need is
1) tissue paper
2) canvas (purchased at Hobby Lobby 2pk 8x10 for $3.49)
3) card stock
4) modge podge
5) black and white photo
6) paint brush
7) tape
First off find a photo you would like to use and crop it to the exact part you want to show on your canvas. Cut some tissue paper to fit over your card stock by about 1/2" and tape down. My photo is an 8x10 and my paper size was 12x12 and centered in the middle of the page. If your printer does not print that large just use a 8x11 and make sure your photo is printed in the center.
Now after you photo is dry remove the tissue paper from the cardstock and trim to fit canvas with a 1/2" overhang on all sides. Apply Modge Podge evenly to your canvas. Center your photo and lay ontop very carefully. With your fingers start in the center and slowly smooth out any wrinkles. Be carefull tissue paper will tear. After you have the top done add some modge podge to the sides and bring down sides and smooth out. Let dry completely.
I added a final coat of modge podge on the top and sides. Let dry completely and ta da, you have a canvas photo.
I am going to try this again with regular copy paper and compare the two to see how that looks. Will keep you posted. If you have any questions just let me know, will try to help. Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. What an awesome technique!! The picture looks fabulous on the canvas!! Thanks for the instructions...I will have to give this a try!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Great idea! What a wonderful way to display your pictures. Looks super.