Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIY, from BHG: use your own favorite photos for wall art

Start by selecting your favorite photo and pumping up the color saturation using an image-editing program on your computer. Print the image on an overhead transparency. Cover the surface of your canvas with a thin coat of gel medium.
 Place the transparency ink-side down onto the gel medium and smooth out any air bubbles. Burnish it with the back of a spoon or a bone folder, Lift a corner to see if the image has transferred. Once it does, peel off the film completely.
rubbing vigorously.

The resulting image will have an artsy, gritty quality. Transfer several images on different-size canvases and group them for a cool wall display.

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