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You could order photo canvas prints online; there are services that will do this for you either with their own stock pictures or your photographs. But you can do this at home without much difficulty. You can create professional looking canvas prints using your trusty home printer and a few craft supplies.
In this DIY tutorial, we tell you how to. You can create a series of canvases – the five best pictures of your child growing up or the most spectacular images from your exotic holiday for instance. Or you can create a jigsaw/grid out of one image to create wall art of larger dimensions - here you print out one part of the image on each separate canvas and then put them all up in way that creates a whole picture.
What You Need for Your Canvas Printing• Pieces of canvas (you could get just the canvas which you can frame or have mounted, or you can get ready mounted canvas boards)
• Printing paper
• Paint brushes
• Scissors or craft knife
• Mod Podge (All-in-one glue and sealer; dries clear, is non toxic and is easy to clean up)
Sourcing Supplies to Create Cheap Canvas PrintsYou can source supplies to create your DIY canvas wall art quite cheaply from places such as the Dollar Store or the Dollar Tree; any place that sells low-cost art and craft supplies. You could source Mod Podge, canvas sheets and other craft supplies quite cheaply online as well; Amazon tends to have a selection of highly economical options.
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How to Create Your Own Canvas PrintsThe first thing is to select your images with care. The images should be large enough and be of a resolution to facilitate prints of the size you need. You can edit images, sharpen colors and contrast, add interesting filters and even transform color images into monochrome or sepia.
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Take your photo printouts using your printer's best quality print setting. Use border-less printing if that option is available in your printer, so you don’t need to cut and trim your image. Ensure that the canvas surface is clean and smooth; if not use a bit of sandpaper to smooth it out. Now using a brush, apply a coating of Mod Podge to the canvas surface and then overlay this with your image printout. Smooth the surface with a spatula or similar flat implement. Wait for this to dry and then if there are any overlapping bits of paper of the sides of your canvas, trim them. Now position your canvas wall art where everyone can admire it!
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