Several years ago, I bought a supply of 4" x 4" mini canvases. My original intent was to experiment with photo transfer , seen here in an earlier post. I've not perfected the technique, nor have I come close. I'm certain my dissatisfaction correlates with my refusal to follow the recommended instructions or use the suggested materials (my rebellious nature will be noted in a future post).
So, being cheap and crafty, I decided to decoupage the canvas. After all, I like using what I have and, as Tim Gunn says, "make it work." Perhaps this would be considered mixed media, I'm not sure. I feel like I'm somehow cheating. Should I be printing my photos directly on to canvas (kinda expensive) or on to wood blocks (a bit pricier than purchasing these blank canvases).
Here are a few of the canvases I've made. I'm currently working on a few pop art Sophie canvases which I'll share with you when completed. Although I use decoupage medium, I also coat the canvases with a protective sealant.
Stuck between a rock and a hardplace
This is from the a photo of Buddha that I took in Vietnam.
I've used this photo as an image in several peices of jewelry and other productds: necklaces, earrings, mugs, and t-shirts.