A present fad sweeping the pages of Pinterest and toying with idly inspired crafters is that of photo transfers. There are countless methods and mediums suggested. Use Liquidex, or Mod Podge, seal it then spray with water and rub the paper off, transfer it to wood, try coasters, etc. There is an abundance of information and if you aren’t sure precisely what you’re wanting to do, it could become easily overwhelming due to the sheer volume of conflicting tutorials.
What’s more, if you’ve ever shown even a brief interest in having a large, professional print in your home, you are aware of the $600 price tag . Who wants to pay that?
I stumbled across this wonderful how-to and couldn’t resist sharing it. The beauty of this particular transfer is that she actually ordered the prints she used. How is this different from many of the other DIY transfers out there? Most instruct a print from your at-home printer, this limits the size to at best 8.5 x 11 – but even that is hard to come by with quality in tow. She found a website to order from which awarded her high quality prints that were incredibly affordable and then transferred them to canvas for the intensely sought artful look. What’s more, she didn’t use a transfer medium I’ve seen suggested before: spray adhesive.
The project is easy and it turned out beautifully! For one particular reason I recommend this method over others – if you’re transferring something as heartwarming as a picture of your children, the quality of ordering a print far outweighs the quality of an at-home print. That is perhaps my favorite detail, it has nothing to do with the transfer process itself (though it is much easier than others), but focuses on the print quality first.
Don’t you think it turned out lovely? Check out Laynie and Belle‘s blog to let her know!