Printing on canvas can cost a lot. A few months ago I found this post about a technique on how to glue a picture on a canvas and give it a "paint look" http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/how-to-mount-a-photo-to-canvas-tutorial-5-00-gift/ .
The website suggest to do it for portrait or family pictures. But I decided to give it a try for decoration purpose.
As it said on the website, you only need:
- Acrylic paint (black, or any colors you want for the canvas edges). At the dollar store you can find little bottle for around 2$.
- A artist canvas. I took a 12x16 Canvas from the dollar store. around 2-3$
- Mode podge (Mat or Brillant, but I think it's looking better with the mat finish)
- Foam brushes
Here is my try:
Here is the final product.
I am satisfied for this first test, even If at some places I put too much mod podge. The only thing I don't know is how this will age but at this little cost you can also give it a try.