Decoupage on Canvas

Materials that you will need

  • Canvas Frame
  • Decoupage Glue – 50 ml
  • Small Brush – for painting on glue
  • Sponge Brush – for painting edge
  • Paint
  • Modge
  • Varnish
  • Photocopies of photos – Black & white or colour
  • Paper Towel


  1. Choose the size of canvas you wish to use.
  2. Choose your photocopy ensuring that it is the correct size.
  3. Paint the edge of the canvas frame a colour appropriate for the photo. At least two
  4. Sandpaper if necessary.
  5. Apply glue as per manufacturers instructions. I usually apply to the canvas and to the
  6. Gently place your photocopy on the canvas making sure that you are not holding
    onto the edges which can tear.
  7. Starting in the centre, smooth down the picture using a piece of paper towel. You can
    also use a rubber roller to ensure the copy is glued properly.
  8. Wipe off any surplus glue.
  9. Apply at least 3 coats of modge to your picture allowing at least 20 minutes drying
    time in between coats. Use a nice soft brush to apply the modge and apply as evenly
    as possible.
  10. Once your modge is dry and your picture smooth, apply two to three coats of varnish.
    Water based or a spray varnish is fine.
  11. Hang your picture of the wall.