Canvas Photo Transfer

I’ve been working on some new photo image transfer projects recently.  Usually, I transfer my images onto wood, but a customer requested one on canvas, which I hadn’t done before, so I wanted to try it.  I love how it turned out.

Photo Image Transfer on Canvas

It was just as easy as transferring onto wood, but instead of a wood grain texture beneath the image (which I love), the photo image picks up the texture of the canvas, which I also love.

Transfer a Photo onto Canvas

Canvas photo transfer is easy enough for even kids to do, (I did it as a craft project at VBS this summer) and it makes an inexpensive project, so it’s perfect to do as a gift.  If you missed it, you can find the tutorial to transfer on wood, and the free printable photo I used here.  I’m working on more transfer projects now, which I be showing you soon.

Photo Transfer on Canvas Blessings,



  1. I would probably select an antique graphic to put on the canvas if I were fortunate enough to win. I am not sure which one because there are so many that I love. I am redoing my bedroom and i purchased some fabric from Antique Farm and I would probably find something that would go well with that. I love your blog by the way!!

  2. That is gorgeous! And of course, your vintage photos are perfection for this finish!

  3. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your lovely work and the how-to too!

  4. Loved what you did on canvas. I have pictures from Pinterest that I have on my smartphone of beautiful ferns and fronds that I want to put on canvas. Can I take it my phone card into Office Depot or whoever and will they be able to print me out this large photo or will the pixels not work???

    I saw where someone was doing what you have done but said that you had to copy it on laser paper. then you Mod Podge it on then peel off or whip off and it leaves the image.

    Have you done this. Doing this on a laser printer and paper can be highly expense if you can find someone to do it.

    • Sandie, yes, you have to use laser paper to image transfer, or the ink will smear. I costs less than $1 per page to have a color laser copy made at Staples. I don’t know whether your photos will work or not – I’d try print the at regular size at home first, to see how they print, before getting a laser copy made.

  5. melissa atkinson says:

    did I miss it ? did you mention the type of print or paper needed for this project? I know you mentioned going to Staples for it (and that they are coming to know you well) but I didn’t see any specifics on what to ask for in the print process. I would be grateful for a clarification.


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