Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Canvas Wall Art Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how I made my flower wall art.

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Watch the video on you-tube - http://youtu.be/HpMld1pCoto

   

You can download my flower template here but please be aware that it is for personal use only and cannot be used if you are selling the finished artwork.

If you use this file and share your project, please post a link to this video or blog and I will be very thankful.

 Download the .psd files - Side Canvas and Middle Canvas Download the .jpg files - Side Canvas and Middle Canvas 

Instructions for Photoshop (.psd)
~ Open the .psd file in photoshop
~ In the menu go to Image > Image Size
~ Under Document Size, type in the size of your canvas then click OK
~ Use the crop tool to crop sections the size of your paper. Print each section then undo the crop and crop the next piece.
~ Use sticky tape to match up the printed sections (cut off any excess paper up to the joins though or you will be trying to cut flowers through canvas and two layers of paper instead of one)

Instructions for .jpg
~ Open the .jpg in picture viewing software (I use Microsoft Picture Viewer or Picasa which is free from google)
~ Click Print and print the full design on a single sheet of paper
~ Use a photocopier or the copy function on a scanner to enlarge the design to fit your canvas. Simply fold the single sheet of paper in to smaller sections and enlarge that section
~ Repeat re-sizing sections until the whole design is larger
~ Use sticky tape to match up the printed sections (cut off any excess paper up to the joins though or you will be trying to cut flowers through canvas and two layers of paper instead of one)

 If the whole design does not fit on one page
~ In Microsoft Picture Viewer tick or un-tick 'Fit Picture to Frame' (I have to un-tick it)
~ In Picasa click the button that says 'Shrink to Fit'

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Supplies:
One 12" x 24" Canvas
Two 10" x 20" Canvas'
Craft Knife
RGB LED lights or Christmas Lights
Hot Glue for gluing on lights

2 comments:

Angie Ash said...

I have tried everything to get the template's to open for the flower wall canvas. neither the side canvas template or the middle canvas template will open for me. I really love this project and wanted to make my mother this for her bedroom it would go so good with her room and I wanted to make one for my daughters room. I'm just getting into crafts and making things cause my daughter is now 10 and likes Paris stuff (Eiffel tower) and there's not many things u can buy that has that on it so I figured I can make stuff. and when I came across your site on Pinterest I just fell in love with this. is there any way you can send me the templates for this? any info I would appreciate it. thank you so much. you are very creative! thanks Angie

Silver Wolf said...

Me too! I have also tried opening the template but it wouldn't open.