Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vintage Laundry Canvas Trio

  Look, we can't escape it.  It piles up, and multiplies as days go by.  It has to be folded, and should be put away properly (as least that's what my people are telling me).  

It's a terrible, never-ending chore, and as my my nine year old once dramatically exclaimed, "I'll be doing laundry until my death!"

He's right, so we might as well make it look as pretty as possible.

 This is the door leading to my dungeon basement. The one where all of the piles are.  All three of these lovely images are from the The Graphics Fairy.

 I have used this technique before here, and knew I would be printing these out onto tissue paper and Mod Podging them to canvases.

Here they are, already printed onto tissue paper.  Should I spare you the slightly scary story about the tissue paper jamming my printer on the third picture?  It has a happy ending...

I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the canvas, and carefully smoothed out the paper from the center out.  I love the starkness of the the black and white.  Before I hung them in place, I rubbed a little black StazOn along the edges.

Break's over...back to it.

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  1. You are one brave woman! When I first read that you printed them onto tissue paper I was like, oh yeah that will jam my printer. But now that I see it can be done - I will totally be trying this. Thanks for sharing!


  2. These look great Christine!!! I have to try that tissue paper method, it looks like so much fun!

  3. Off to read the "scary post" about tissue paper, Chritine. By seeing these great results, maybe I'll be less scary (but I doubt it).

    Thanks for the smile and sharing today :D

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY,
    From NW Illinois,
    Suzanne At WhyCuzICan

  4. LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know you could run TISSUE paper through a printer!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! :)

    1. Yes you can! Just make sure you attach it to a piece of paper with tape first! I find card stock works the best...

  5. This is a fabulous idea and my laundry definitely needs some brightening up! thank you for the inspiration :)

  6. Love the images...what a great way to dress up a laundry area. I LOVE this technique - I have never tried it before...I must!

  7. Hi Christine -

    What a nice idea. Makes going to the dungeon a bit more enjoyable - seeing such nice orderly images. Is there any technique to printing onto tissue paper?

    my best- Diane

  8. Christine, these are beautiful! I have not tried printing on I want to! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. These are really cute Christine!! I love the vintage look!

  10. You can print onto fabric in the same way! I use a light coat of spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the paper then peal off the paper immediately after running it through the printer.


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