Learn how to use these free printable flower images to make some lovely modern hanging DIY wall art. This simple DIY idea using recycled roller blinds and an easy mod podge photo transfer technique is really fun to do and looks brilliant when finished.
The only thing you need to be careful about is that once you begin you probably won’t be able to stop as it is quite addictive.
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I have been getting more and more into my photography lately and can never resist snapping the lovely flowers that are so readily available her in the Netherlands.
My collection of floral images has been slowly building up (some of which, you may have seen on my instagram feed) and I have been coming up with all sorts of ways to use them – including this DIY wall art idea.
In my last newsletter, I promised all my lovely subscribers that they would be getting free access to these flower images (I will send the link to you guys in the next newsletter) for their own personal use. In addition to using them to make this project idea, they can also be used in loads of other ways (artwork for your walls, greetings cards, gift tags etc).
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This week’s DIY project is a slightly bigger version of last week’s DIY project. I think the close-up flower photos have given the same idea a bit of a modern twist.
I used exactly the same mod podge photo transfer technique that I shared last week. You can find the basic tutorial here —> Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tutorial
To make this version of it, you need to do a couple of things differently.
- Again, I used the same roller blind as a base for the artwork but you could actually apply this technique to other similar surfaces (I might actually try a few other ideas I have out and update this post later). I used a piece approx 17.5″ x 7″.
- Also, the trim that I used was a slightly larger more decorative version.
Printing Your Free Downloadable Flower Images
- I printed my flower images out on 6″ x 4″ photo paper (they say a laser printer produces better images for this type of project but I managed with my ink jet) which gave me 4″ x 4″ square images.
The downloadable flower images that I will be sharing will be provided in a larger size so that you can also use them for wall art and other projects. So you may need to adjust your printer settings to get the size you want (i.e. change your paper size, check the fit to page etc). If you do have any problems just let me know.
The White Border
- This time I actually wanted the white edge around the photograph, so I allowed a border of approximately 3mm and trimmed it as neatly as I could.
- When you are applying the Mod Podge to the image make sure you completely (and evenly) cover the photograph and white edges.
- Paste the images one at a time and try to line them up as straight as you can on the roller blind (or whatever you have decided to use).
- When you have completely uncovered your transferred images you can VERY CAREFULLY neaten the white border by gently rubbing away any uneven edges (if you do accidentally rub a little bit of the border away you can always touch it up with a bit of white paint).
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