Did you know August is National Coffee Month? To celebrate a good cup of coffee (or two or three), I designed a chalkboard inspired printable that would be perfect hanging in a kitchen. But after I had the printable, I decided I wanted to do something more with it. Wouldn’t it be cool to DIY a canvas with a printable?
Yep. That’s what I thought too.
So instead of printing my printable on copy paper or even cardstock like I normally do, I printed my coffee sign on tissue paper.
Mind blown. Tissue paper in the printer!
Sometimes I have an idea in my head, and I wonder how well it will work — this time it worked perfect.
- 8 x 10 canvas (<– two for less than $10 shipped)
- White tissue paper
- Mod Podge (Matte)
- Sponge brush
Cut a smooth piece of white tissue paper (the less wrinkles the better, I ironed mine) slightly larger than an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. (About a half-inch bigger all the way around works, but you don’t need to be precise.)
Fold the edges of the tissue paper around the copy paper taping the flaps on the backside.
Note – in my original design the lines at the bottom were too low. I didn’t redo the project, but for the printable here you will be able to fit everything on the canvas.
Print the coffee sign on the tissue paper. Tip – if you don’t know which way your printer feeds paper, mark an X on a plain piece of paper and run a test first. Allow the printed paper to sit on your printer to dry before you handle it.
Can you believe how easy it is to print on tissue paper? Ohhh the possibilities I am dreaming up now!
Trim off the white edges, this will release your tissue paper from the paper without ripping it and it will be the right size.
Be careful, this is the hardest part. I missed the first time and when replacing it ripped my tissue paper, but I was still able to cover it up — mostly.
Use your finger to carefully smooth out bubbles and wrinkles. You can’t get them all, but the more you smooth the cleaner the finished product.
You will notice the Mod Podge turn pinky/purple. Don’t panic. (I did, a little.) It will dry mostly clear. The letters will have a slight tint to them, but that’s part of the charm.
I haven’t decided on a final home for my canvas, it might be a gift in the future. (Perhaps a holiday gift for a teacher?!)
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