Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

mother's day photo transfer canvas bag

Give your mom a gift to show off this Mother's Day. This handmade tote features a sweet photo transfer watercolor accents.
Step 1
Print a photo from a toner based printer and cut into desired shape.  
Step 2
Paint the transfer medium onto the front side of the image, using a paintbrush, and place face down onto the tote bag. 
Step 3
Smooth photo out and remove bubbles. Leave transfer to dry for 24 hours.  
Step 4
While transfer is drying, begin adding puddles of color to the bag. Mix paint with fabric medium to water it down. Add some water to the bag in desired areas and begin painting in certain sections of the bag around the transfer. Add water and fabric medium to the section of the bag that you are painting, to help blend and lighten the paint. Let dry.  
Step 5
Once transfer has cured, use a wet sponge to dampen sections at a time, and begin rubbing off the paper from the transfer. Dry the transfer, using a blow-dryer to speed, to see how much paper has been removed. Continue to dampen image and rub away paper until the image is clear and visible when totally dry.  
Step 6
Share your project photos with #MadeWithMichaels 
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  • Sponge
  • Printer
  • Blowdryer
  • Photograph
  • Paintbrush
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