This is a fun little project that combines a sticky back canvas transfer with a quick and easy photo tinting technique. Imagine a whole wall of these with all your family photos!
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paints
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Extra Time
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium
Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint brushes
Gloss Photo paper for printing your photo
You’ll need a piece of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas and also an embroidery hoop. I am using a 7” wooden one. Look around at the craft store and find the cheapest ones possible. This one was about a $1.50
I’m going to transfer this piece of music scrapbook paper to the back of the Sticky Back Canvas.
Sticky the music side of the scrapbook paper face down into to the “sticky” side of the canvas
Burnish the paper down
Wet the back of the paper and then rub off the pulp, this will reveal a transferred image!
When you have finished the transfer wrap it around the hoop and then trim off the excess. TIP: do this while the sticky back canvas is still damp and then it will stretch tightly as it dries.
Here I printed out an image of my grandma onto photo inkjet gloss paper. Using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic paints and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Extra Time, Place a dab of each onto a craft sheet and mix together with a brush. Then paint onto your photo give a photo tinted look.
Here’s a close-up of the color tinting in process
Cut out the image when you have finished photo tinting
Glue your photo to the Embroidery hoop using Multi Medium, hang on a wall and you’re done!
Do you ever create a project or artwork and think – this just isn’t working, but I don’t know how to fix it!? This is where composition comes in! In my class Composition for Collage, at Big Picture Classes, you’ll learn tricks of the trade to help you create successful compositions without creating visual overload – specifically in regards to mixed media.
Enter to win a free spot in class by commenting on this blog post about a collage project you’d like to try with mixed media. See you in class!
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