Like many people I have a hard drive filled with digital photos, and I’m always looking for creative ways to use them.
One quick and easy project is to transfer them onto fabric for framing using iron-on transfer paper.
This adds some texture to the photo and makes it more interesting. Here I used a shot from the small church in the Italian village where my family has lived for hundreds of years, a photo I love because of its connection to my family history. It is a black and white close up of an angel in a section of the marble altar, grainy because of the low light. The graininess gives it an older look, which works well with the texture of the fabric.
Here I used cream coloured linen, although canvas would work as well. The frame is an old one from a junk shop that I painted with Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White semi-gloss latex.
One thing to keep in mind is that different brands of transfer paper will give slightly different results, so you may want to experiment until you find the look that works for you.