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Topic: first time buying canvas: can you iron on transfer on them?  (Read 19498 times)
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« on: January 18, 2010 06:24:12 PM »

I got the idea into my head that I wanted to be like that Lady on America Crafts, PBS Series, where she beaded pictures on Art Canvas.  My question, since I suck at drawing (I really do!!) can i iron on the Aunt Martha's Iron On Transfers onto art canvas?  I don't think they are treated with anything, but I don't want to take a chance.  If I can't use the canvases for that, then I can always crochet some appliques and glue them on. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010 01:23:56 PM »

stretch your own canvas with muslin or silk and your good to go, you can buy canvas stretchers at a art store.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010 01:14:01 AM »

Yeah, I wouldn't try it on store-bought canvases  Undecided And better to put the transfer thingy on before stretching too...

You could also get specialty fabric and have something printed on it; a girl in one of my art classes got a graphic printed onto that shiny fabric used to make large signs and then stretched it onto a canvas...

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010 03:34:09 PM »

I've used iron-ons on canvas in the past, no problem  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010 01:45:08 AM »

One of my projects in the past used iron-on transfers straight on to canvas. I used already gessoed/primed canvases because I think I spaced about stretching my own and it's what was around.

You have to be careful to get the iron up really hot and make sure the tranfers really stick. Mine are lifting in some places but that'd be my fault, haha.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010 11:30:03 AM »

Has anyone used Gesso for an image transfer? That would eliminate the need for ironing, yes?

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010 09:48:05 AM »

I've seen unprimed linen "canvases" at the art store by my house, which would probably work really well if you're stitching the beads on. Gessoed canvases can be a little tough on the fingers to stitch.

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