Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Canvas Art

Last weekend I was cruising around my favorite blogs and came across THIS post from The Girl Creative.  I've been working on updating our front room now for a few months.  I haven't been 100% committed to it, but as I see things that motivate me I redecorate.  The canvas art in the link is something that I thought I could accomplish, it was inexpensive, and I had wall space that needed some filling.

Here is the picture that motivated me.  However, I don't have that much wall space to fill.  I thought 3 squares, hung vertically, would do.

I headed to Michael's to get what I needed, which was only a pack of the canvas squares.  I purchased a package of 7 for $14.99.  I would love to save this idea and do it in Rose's room when we redecorate it...someday.

The only other things I needed were scrapbook paper and matte Modge Podge, which I had on hand.

Each canvas measures 12x12 as does the scrapbook paper.  I didn't want the edges of the canvas to be white so I spray painted the edges Rustoleum's Espresso.

You can read in the link at the top of this post for all the details about applying the paper to the canvas.  I followed her tutorial, but discovered a couple of things.  The first was that I trimmed the paper down just a bit so that no part of the paper folded over the edge.  When my paper got wet, it seemed to somehow stretch out.  Also, some of my paper was heavy duty, which I wouldn't work with again because it caused some bubbling--the thin paper works best.

So after getting my fingers all sticky with glue, here it the outcome of my canvas art project.


  1. They are so pretty. good job. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  2. What a fabulous idea! I will have to get some canvass and start podging away! Thanks for sharing!