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