"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ 1 John 4:9-12

11.01.2012

DIY MINI PHOTO CANVAS / DHD Digital Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop 2012!!!


Today is really special - we're celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day over at Design House Digital by having a blog hop! Along the way, you'll find some great inspiration, tips and tricks and also grab letters that make up a discount code so that you can get this FAB COLLAB from the DHD Designers for FREE!!! Even better is that random people downloading the kit and commenting will be in the running for some cool prizes and gift certificates AND a Silhouette Cameo!!!

 If you came from DHD, you're in the right place - I'm your first stop!


I have a little fun project for you today, a DIY Mini Photo Canvas!

You'll only need a couple of things...
  • Your photo/mini layout
  • Iron-on transfer paper for dark fabric & enclosed tissue paper (I used HP)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 6"x6" canvas (or smaller)



Print your photo/layout onto the iron-on trandfer. DO NOT reverse it like you do on the light fabric transfer paper. I made my canvas in PSE 7"x7"... so that my finished print size would hang over the edge of my canvas.

Set your iron to 'high' or 'cotton'.

Line up your canvas in the middle of your image.


Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out the corners, and trim off the excess . Cutting out the corners makes it easier to fold it over the edges to iron. And it looks neater.


Carefully peel the backing off the iron-on transfer. It's easier to start at the corners.

Place your transfer on your canvas, cover with the tissue and iron for the amount prescribed in the iron-on transfer directions. Let it cool and peel off the tissue.


Fold over the sides tightly and iron those as well.

In the photo on the right you'll see the texture of the canvas. The more firmly you press the iron down, the better. Your iron-on should adhere to the canvas so that the texture shows through. You can always cover it with the tissue paper and iron it again. Just don't scorch it!


Here's the finished project! I suppose you could Mod Podge over it, or frame it or wrap the edges with ribbon.

Here's your first letter....
Your next stop on the DHD DSD Hop is the super talented Celeste... HAVE FUN!


BTW...I based my layout today on this sketch over at Deconstructed Sketches... you're welcome to come visit us!


75 comments:

Trisha said...

What an awesome card using sketch No. 76. I love that sketch. Thanks for the instructions for your mini.

Margie said...

Your canvas is beautiful!!

TexJudy said...

Thank you for sharing this fun project and the sketches! New to me!

Trista said...

A super cute project would be great for Christmas gifts.

Kate said...

You're amazing, Arielle! Thanks for the tutorial.

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! That frame looks so real. Thank you for the tutorial for the canvas. I love canvas wraps but never considered the idea that I might be able to make one.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...Amazing project Arielle!! I really thought that was a real frame before I scrolled down. Fabulous job!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Wow, what a fun project. I love how you incorporated the sketch.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Your project is BEAUTIFUL, wonderful job Arielle;)

Kait said...

Wonderful project; thank you kindly for the tutorial.

April White said...

What a cute project! Thanks!

Shay said...

Lovely project and thanks for the tutorial!

chiara castelluccia said...

great project ^___^

Jennybean said...

Wow, what a cool idea! I'm definitely going to have to try this for christmas gifts!

tadaa said...

gorgeous canvas! Thanks for the tutorial!

lauriewe said...

what a cool idea- I love this - thinking Christmas gifts!

meagan43 said...

Neat project Arielle
Thanks

McBDesigns said...

This is the BEST project I've seen in forever!! If you have a ScrapStacks account - PLEASE stack it so I can restack it. It's the easiest way for me to keep track of the tutorials I want to try :)

Agata said...

That's a great project! Love it!

Leslie said...

Such a cool technique! Love the Canvas layout! This is fun!

sherry said...

Thank you so much for the canvas mini and the letter d !!! Such a fun way to receive a free kit :)

Mrs. Nancy G said...

What a cool project! I love the look and faux dimension.

:-)

Diseñando Recuerdos * Designing Memories said...

This is a gorgeous project....I love it !!!!

Donna Wardle said...

What a clever girl you are!! This looks absolutely amazing Arielle! I love it!! Great take on this week's sketch too honey! Xx

K2 Designs said...

Thank you for the cool tutorial on the frame! Will definitly have to try this one! Happy DSD everyone!

PashaCou said...

What a great idea and your directions seem so easy that I've got to try this tomorrow! I just love the frame you used too. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,

Heather R... mousemomma said...

This is a really cool project! I'd love to try it.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing insights.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

texasbarb said...

Love this project!

Edna said...

thanks for sharing this fun and wonderful idea.

Vivid1230 said...

This is awesome. thank you for sharing!

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Beautiful your Canvas and thank for the letter!

Rhadonda Sedgwick said...

That technique was soooo cool. Hope to try it soon. Looks so real!! Thanks!

kaly said...

Thanks for the cool tutorial and the letter! What a great bloghop/giveaway! Thanks!

Lisa said...

This is FABULOUS Arielle. Thanks for the tutorial ;)

Paula said...

Best use of an iron I've seen in awhile :) Thanks for the tutorial!

fibiscrap said...

Thanks for your part of the collab ! Happy DSD !

DoggiNo said...

Fun project with a great result !

Jennie said...

OMG Arielle! I love this! What a neat idea :D

Katarijna said...

hi Arielle,
I love the sketch, and your frame looks awsome. Def. going to use your idea it look great

lyricscrapper said...

Great Project! Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop!

jessica said...

Cute project! Thanks for sharing!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wow that is a really cool technique I never thought to use iron paper with canvases. Thanks!

Cheryl said...

This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing!! I love how yours turned out.

Lis said...

Great idea.Thanks for the bloghop giveaway!

JulesW said...

What an awesome project -- thank you!

Chalane said...

I LOVE this-at first I didn't get "canvas" & thought is was a canvas-covered album, which is cool, but then when I figured it out I liked it even more. THANKS!

Les said...

This is amazing! I too was wondering if the frame was real or digi, LOL! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Wendy said...

Great gift idea for the grandparents. I will be making one of these for them for Christmas. Thank you for the great idea.

wahoolady said...

I've seen the canvas done with modge podge but this seems a lot easier and less messy - definitely on my "to try" list.

kasia c. said...

Arielle!! this is absolutely AMAZING!!

Hope you guys are all well.
Hugs,
Kasia

paperpapier said...

great tutorial...tx for the inspiration!

Liz said...

What an awesome project! Thank you for sharing.

ScrappyMama said...

Thanks for getting the FUN started for us today!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a really fun idea, Arielle! I LOVE it!

Nan Williams said...

I know about doing this, and it is on my list. I want to put something on a tote bag. Thanks for the reminder and seeing what a lovely job you did on your project. Happy DSD!

Melinda said...

Ooh, great idea! Love how the canvas turned out.

skeeteror said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love your project! Love the sketch as well! ~Bev~

pammie~k said...

thanks for sharing your project - love it

RED said...

Love the 3D effect with the photo. Great idea. Thank you.

Roberta said...

Love your work. This is my first blog hop ....having fun!

gleestormont said...

buena idea, gracias

Kristeen said...

Mahalo Arielle. I love your project.

matanic said...

What a great project! Now I just have to go out and buy the transfer paper!

julandmatt said...

Fantastic project! I never would have thought of it!
Thanks for sharing.
Julie

tnscrapper said...

Awesome project!

Sarah Coggins said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

love it - great idea for a personalized christmas gift

scoobie81 said...

This is STUNNING! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great tutorial!

LORi said...

Super Neat-o!!

libbywilko said...

I've been slow to come back and say thank you ... but here I am so Thank you !!

R2P2 said...

I discovered this craft a couple months ago, and I've dreamed about it since. I'm giving it a try this afternoon, and I'm so excited!!

R2P2 said...

yikes, weeks, not months! you only posted it at the beginning of the month. it's been a long november for me. LOL

Vianna said...

Thank you for the interesting project - Happy Holidays from Florida!

kcmedia said...

Very nice. You have done a great job.
Thanks for sharing.

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