This What’s Hot Wednesday post features a fabulous idea I got from Shannon at Eightcrazy. I have also seen this idea all over blogland, but this is where I first saw the idea to create custom art for my walls.
My dining room had one lone picture that was too small for the wall and for almost a year now I have been searching for something to replace it with. When I saw this idea to create custom canvas artwork just like you would find in Ballard Designs for only a fraction of the cost I practically ran to the craft store.
Here is what you need to create your own:
Scrapbook Paper (the thicker papers work best but I used the thinner ones too)
Modge Podge (I used matte finish, but they have gloss as well)
Sponge Brush (about 1-2 inches wide)
Acrylic Craft Paint (little bottles at the craft store)
* I used 12 x 12 canvas so I wouldn’t have to trim the paper.
* I selected paper in warm earth tones to tie in with the rest of the decor and painted the sides of the canvas dark brown to match.
* Take your modge podge and spread a generous amount on the canvas. Place the paper on the canvas, smooth out an bumps and let dry.
* After it has dried (I only waited 10-15 mins) cover the paper with modge podge and let dry.
* I used the Cricut machine to create some extra details (home saying & fleur de lis) and used the modge podge to adhere
* I had my wonderful hubby measure and hang the fabulous artSee super easy! I love how it turned out (the pics don’t do it justice) and I’m even more thrilled that my new custom art only cost me $35 dollars. It’s your turn. Go transform those bare walls into a masterpiece.
I’ve linked up with Kimba’s DIY Day. Visit her blog to see other great projects & ideas.