Patriotic Printable and Transfer to Canvas Tutorial

Free Patriotic Printable


Today I am sharing a technique using Mod Podge to transfer a laser printed image to canvas.  I have been playing with this method a lot lately.  There are several of tutorials about it on the web with several variations in the Mod Podge finish used, how long to let the image dry, and other steps.   I will show you what worked for me.  You can download the patriotic printable I made for this project at Printable Decor.

You will need:

Laser jet image (the one I used is linked above) – reversed if there is text

Mod Podge Glossy Finish

Foam brush or other paint brush

Canvas to fit your print (the print used here is 11×14)

Bowl of water

Dry towel


Mod Podge Image Transfer To Canvas

Mod Podge image transfer tutorial

TIP: To create an aged effect even greater than the one produced by the transfer process, I used Mod Podge Antique instead of regular Mod Podge.  This stuff is new from Plaid Crafts, and I am completely in love.  I have gone through almost the entire bottle in 2 weeks!  It gives your project an antique tone, either subtle or profound depending on how many coats you apply.  For this transfer I applied 2 coats, drying 30 minutes between.  It is great for transfers because it makes parts where the image came off less obvious.  I use acrylic washes or glaze to get that result when doing layered mixed media pieces.  It is so cool to have a finish that does it for me, while coating and protecting the piece.  I love you, Mod Podge.

 Mod Podge image transfer tutorial

Mod Podge image transfer to canvas tutorial

Mod Podge image transfer tutorial

To see how I made the striped backing, you are going to have to come on back.  Just know that it was free, and it took 5 minutes!

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