Thus, my idea was born. I would print out four pictures onto tissue paper, then mod-podge it onto the canvases! The tissue is thin enough to where the texture of the canvas comes through, and I was very satisfied with the end results! Are you curious now? You want to try it? Well here's what you do:
What you need:
Canvas (however many you are using, I used 8x10's)
White tissue paper (I only needed one regular sized sheet for four pictures)
Printer *with ink* :)
Regular printer paper
Take a piece of printer paper. Place it on a corner of the tissue paper, and cut out around it. It doesn't have to be perfect, but will need to be trimmed up later. Cut the length one inch longer than the length of the printer paper.
Trim up the side of the tissue paper so it's the same width as the width of the printer paper.
Put printer paper in the middle of the tissue paper so there is one half inch overflow on each side. Fold each end over, and tape. I used double sided tape underneath, but regular tape on the edges will work fine too.
Perform a test on your paper in your printer, if you don't know what side it prints on. I drew a star on the side that I was going to put in face-up. I printed out the word "test" to see what side it printed on. It printed on the opposite side of the star, so I knew when I fed the special paper through, I would need to make sure the tissue side was down. If you already know how your printer feeds, ignore everything I just said.
Print off your picture to however big your canvas is, stand there while it prints to make sure it feeds through right.
Separate tissue from printer paper, once ink is completely dry. I just cut along the fold where I folded the tissue paper over.
Mod-podge a layer onto the canvas.
Very carefully, lower the picture onto the canvas, making sure the sides all match up. Then starting with the middle, gently rub the tissue down in a circular motion with your fingers to get it to adhere to the canvas better. Start in the middle and move your way out until the whole picture is glued.
Cut the excess edges as close to the canvas as the scissors will allow you. mod-podge just under then, and gently with your fingers once again, rub the edges down onto the mod-podge. You won't be able to see a definite line (except for where the picture ends and the white begins, but that's normal for the regular photo canvases too).
After that, you are pretty much done, unless you want to embellish them. I put a couple of ribbon embellishments on mine!
*And it totally has the canvas texture on front!*
Here's how I displayed 'em.