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DIY canvas wall that I created all with different canvas techniques.
I used gel medium to transfer photos. I painted a couple with chalkboard spray paint and I painted one with my favorites...black and white stripes!

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  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used the tutorial for transfering photos with gel medium by A Beautiful Mess. It is spot on. The only problem is I noticed that at the end there was a slight "film" on the photo even after removing the top layer of photo.

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a wood furniture cleaner that is oily in tecture and that removes the film perfectly! Here is the end product of doing a gel medium photo transfer!

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    I also painted a couple photos with chalkboard spray paint! I then drew some pictures onto the canvas with a chalkboard paint pen!

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    I am obsessed with black and white stripes so I used Frog Tape to section of a canvas to prepare it for paint.

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    I then spray painted the canvas with black paint (I used the chalkboard paint because I already had it.) I also spray painted the "T" with Krylon Champagne spray paint. I glued it onto the canvas with Loctite glue.

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    I also used the gel medium technique to take this octopus photo that I printed at Staples to apply it to the canvas.

  • How to create art / a model. Diy Canvas Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    I then lined them up to create the perfect gallery wall! For more info on this project please head on over to my blog! :)

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