Friday, February 3, 2012

Canvas Transfer Project!!!

So I found this awesome blog yesterday (through Pinterest) and my girlfriend Michelle was looking around in there and she found this SUPER fun and easy project.

I couldn't wait to try it out so I grabbed a tiny canvas (2.5" x 2.5") and brought it and the other supplies I'd need to work this morning and got the prepping steps complete by 7:57am!!

I printed out this picture on cardstock:

and used Aleene's Instant Decoupage to adhere it to the canvas and set it aside to dry.  Since it was so tiny it was dry by lunch and I oh so excitedly started the wetting and peeling process!!  OH MY GOODNESS, do I love this little project!!!  Here it is hanging on my cube wall to finish drying:

When I had finished peeling the paper off and was left with the mirror image...I admit, I was in LOVE.  The canvas I used was white so it needed a bit of distressing.  I used a tea bag (my girlfriend Karen's tip) and coffee grounds (Michelle's tip) to rub on the edges and here it is up close:

OH MY GOLLY, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND CAN'T WAIT TO DO MORE!!  I am so glad that Michelle was looking on Elsie Larson's blog, "a beautiful mess" and found this!!  Thanks Michelle!!