DIY Custom Photo Canvas

A Beautiful Mess

Are you tired of your photos living only in your camera or on your computer? Or maybe you're looking for an inexpensive way to liven up your walls. Then I have the DIY for you! With just a few simple supplies, you can have your own custom canvas to hang on your wall that captures your favorite moments.

Elsie and Emma, from A Beautiful Mess, put together a very thorough tutorial on how you can transfer an image to stretched canvas for an instant personalized work of art. The supplies list is short — if you're the crafty type, you probably already have them on hand. You'll need gel medium, a laser copy of your image, and the canvas size of your choosing. Unlike photographic paper, the unique texture of the canvas will give your image depth, similar to a painting. With just a little bit of time and patience, you will have transferred the image in reverse to your stretched canvas, for an perfectly imperfect work of art.

If you're interested at trying your hand at this project, head over to A Beautiful Mess for the instructions. The best part of the tutorial is that all the kinks have been worked out for you. You can find the original post here, but they were also kind enough to write up a second post that addresses questions and problems readers were having when they attempted the project. For the follow-up post, click here.

(Images: A Beautiful Mess)

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