A canvas is not only used for paintings alone but it can also be a great medium where photographs can be showed off. The process of transferring your favorite picture into a canvas is quite easy and would be ideal even for people who have no talent in making crafts. No fancy material is required in order to accomplish this simple task.
There are two ways to go about it, the rustic transfer (for black and white or sepia images) and the clean transfer (colored images). Let us learn how to do the rustic transfer. All you need is a blank canvas, a paintbrush, acrylic gel medium and a water spray. Next you have to print your black and white or sepia photograph with a laser printer. Do not use an ink-jet printer because the result will not be the same. It is ideal for the photo and canvas size to be the same but not required. Remember that the image will have to be reversed when transferring into the canvas so reverse it before printing if you like its present arrangement.
Take the gel medium and cover the surface of the canvas with a thick coat. Place the image into the canvas with the printed side down. Press and spread out evenly to flatten. Use your water spray to wet the back of the photograph while scraping it slowly in order to see the image. Once all the paper have been stripped from the canvas, apply another coat of gel medium as a finishing touch before letting it dry overnight. It is now ready to be displayed.
For clean transfer of colored images, you will need a blank canvas, sealer glue, iron and fine tissue paper. The tissue paper should be the same size as the canvas, iron it to remove any creases and print the photograph on the tissue paper. It might take a few tries but the result will be rewarding. Cover the surface of the canvas with sealer glue and place the printed tissue paper over it. Remove any creases with the help of a foam brush add another layer of the sealer glue if necessary before leaving it to dry. If you want professionally made photos on canvas, contact companies in your area that provides canvas print services.