The art of Paris

The art of paris

Add a touch of the art of Paris to your home or make a gift for a Francophile with this simple decoupage canvas, using the free printable at the end of this post.


I found this beautiful vintage Paris postcard at an antique shop and scanned it into photoshop.  I created a high contrast black and white image and combined it with antique borders and new and vintage type.

To make the canvas as shown on the easel, print the Paris canvas 8×10 print below. It can be printed on white or a parchment color paper of your choice.

A laser printer will provide the best detail and color and will not smear as an inkjet print will.  If using an inkjet print, try spraying it lightly with matte acrylic spray to prevent smearing.  Allow to dry.

Paint the sides of an 8×10 canvas a similar color to your paper or black if you’d like a border.

Cut out the print on the outline and using matte Mod Podge, glue the print to the canvas.  When dry, seal with Mod Podge and allow to dry completely

Hang or display on an easel and enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower!


The free label wrap printable makes a coordinating Paris pencil holder or small vase.  It’s a perfect way to share flowers with a friend!

Print, cut and wrap the label around a repurposed vegetable can and glue in place.

Vive la France!




The printables are for personal use only.  Print quality will depend on your printer and laser printers will produce the best results in color and detail.  Laser printers are available at FedEx Office centers, and your local copy centers and office supply stores.




2 responses to “Art of Paris

  1. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and beautiful designs.
    Do you think this graphic will work on an iron on transfer? I’d like to put it on my canvas shopping bag.

    1. Thanks Jeannine! I think the Paris design would be great as a transfer on a canvas bag-just make sure and reverse the print on your transfer material so the type reads correctly! Let me know how it turns out!

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