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How to Make a Double Sided Reverse Canvas Sign

Double your design space without completely doubling your efforts to take your reverse canvas signs to a whole other level when you make them double-sided. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is!

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The process to make a double-sided reverse canvas sign starts off exactly like the steps for a regular reverse canvas. Check out this blog post for a full tutorial on how to make a reverse canvas sign with HTV including how to remove the canvas from the frame. 

This frame is from Dollar Tree...since I know you'll ask. 

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The differences begin when you cut and press your HTV onto the canvas; because first off, you'll need to cut two designs - one for the front and one for the back. 

The designs used in this project come from So Fontsy's February 2021 SVG & Fonts Bundle. You'll find more Valentine and Easter designs as well as a variety of other popular SVGs and 34 fonts (yes! 34!) all for less than 20 bucks!

February Bundle from So Fontsy

How to Press on Both Sides of the Canvas

After cutting and weeding your HTV designs, fire up your heat press and use the wooden frame as a guide for accurately placing your HTV on the canvas. This helps you place the design so that all the canvas edges are hidden under the wooden frame.

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Then, press the HTV design onto one side of the canvas by tacking down each layer for only about 2 seconds. Siser Easyweed heat transfer vinyl was used for this project and one of its advantages is its ability to be easily tacked down quickly in this way.

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Next, flip the canvas over and press the layers of that design on the other side of the canvas, again, for only about 2 seconds for each layer.

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Since this is a project that won't be going through the wash, it really isn't necessary to press the HTV for the full amount of time, especially when a simple 2-3 second tack per layer will do it. 

Plus, by only pressing each layer for a few seconds, you are less likely to over press and actually "burn off" the adhesive since you'll be pressing multiple times from both the front and back side of the HTV.

How to (Temporarily) Adhere the Canvas to Wood Frame

The next step is to adhere the canvas to the back of the frame, but in a way that allows you to flip the canvas back and forth when you want to. Thumb tacks are a really quick and easy way to do this. Plus, they make it really easy to get a nice smooth canvas because you can stretch the canvas taut to the wood frame, then hold it in place with a tack and then easily remove the tack to re-adjust the canvas if you need to.

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When you're ready to flip the canvas to its other side, carefully remove the tacks. Place the frame on the opposite side of the canvas then, hold it in place with thumb tacks, just like you did the other side.

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And that's it! Easy-peasy!

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So, go ahead and grab a canvas and grab your SVGs to get to work! These designs are both found in the February 2021 SVG and Fonts Bundle over at So Fontsy. With 94 designs and 34 fonts, just think of all the double-sided reverse canvas sign combinations you could make!

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