DIY- CANVAS ART

This is a fun project that’s great for gifts. It’s inexpensive, easy to do and fun!

To start things off  here are the items you will need:

1) Mod Podge- (I bought the Matte version)
2) Printer Paper
3) Tissue Paper
4) Tape
5) Canvas- (I bought mine at the dollar store)
6) Iron 
7) A foam brush 
8) Scissors
Start things off by cutting your tissue paper  so that it is large enough to fit over a piece of printer paper (It doesn’t have to be neat).  Fold the edges of your tissue and tape them down to your piece of paper.
Now you can iron out your tissue paper so there are no wrinkles. Once you’re done… place it in the printer and print off your picture.
Next you’ll need to cover your entire canvas with Mod Podge. You can use a foam brush or a paint brush.

Now, tape your tissue paper picture with the (printed side facing upward) to the surface you will be working on. Make sure it’s flat! Take your canvas (with the podge already on it) and place it face down on top of your picture. 

 
 * Make sure your ink is facing the canvas (and not away from it) or this will happen.

The next step is use your foam brush to cover your tissue completely in the podge. Then let it dry. I left mine outside and it took only 20 minutes!

The last step is to trim the tissue paper on the edges. If there is any hangover tissue… first podge the canvas so the tissue will stick and then podge once more ontop of the tissue hanging over the eges. Then let it dry.
In the end you’ve got a beautiful work of art to hang on your wall or to give as a gift!

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