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Pinterest Fail: Canvas Photo Transfer

With Fathers’ Day around the corner… it was time to get my rear in gear. I needed to show the man who has meant the most to me just how important he has been in my life. Now how could I do that with words? If I wrote something the chances of plagiarizing a Hallmark card were just too great, so my only options were to craft or to sing. I only know one song really well and My Heart Will Go On hardly seemed appropriate.

Seeing as I was going to be crafting something for one of my heroes, I decided to incorporate one of his Heroes: James Dean.

Canvas of James Dean

Jimmy Dean was my first choice of his heroes, but just to be on the safe side I went ahead and made some backup portraits of his other heroes in case James didn’t work out.

While surfing the web, a friend and I stumbled on several tutorials for how to transfer printed images onto canvas with Mod Podge. We simply used regular paper and a regular printer, just like most of these sites explained, and brushed the Mod Podge onto the canvas, placed our pictures face down, let them dry, and then tried to carefully peel the paper off to leave the image fully intact on the canvas – just like the many websites said we could…¬† This was our “best” outcome. Now all I need is to find the right Celine Dion Karaoke track and then… hey… maybe I’ll have another Fail to post!

Canvas Portrait Transfer

Top Photo from Bottom Photo courtesy of Kortney & Erin

-Thank you Kortney & Erin! Your failure is our inspiration.

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