Sunday, August 8, 2010

Easy Art Project

I had been trying to figure out what to do with a canvas I had partially painted.  I knew I wanted to hang it in the playroom but didn't know how to finish it.  Then it hit me - decoupage!!  I had never done it so this was quite an experiment.  It would either work, or I would ruin the canvas.

I had some leftover fabric from the playroom curtains.  I love the curtain fabric.  It's so bright and fun with its retro-looking zinnia-like flowers.  So I decided to repeat that flower theme in the artwork. 

I cut out a variety of flowers from the fabric and placed them on the canvas.

Then I used Mod Podge to paste on the flowers and then covered the entire canvas with a thin layer.  I used high gloss so my mediocre job I did cutting the flowers would be less noticeable than if I had used the matte finish.  The Mod Podge goes on white and dries clear, which is nice to be able to see when it is dry.  Although it's a little stinky - so beware!

Now we have fun and colorful playroom artwork that was so easy!!

For more great projects, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Love this! I've been thinking about doing something on a canvas with paint and decoupage. You've inspired me! Love the colors too.

  2. This was a great how it turned out - so bright and cheery

  3. Lovely & very creative. I think it came out wonderful. Great as a tutorial also.
    Sooo, please do come and link it up at our site so our readers can find you also. They'll love this as much as I do:

    (ps this is a weekly linky for DIY CRAFT tutorials, so you can come back each Wednesday with some good creative instruction... :-)

    Looking forward to featuring you soon!

  4. Love the color combos! This turned out great!

  5. Super cute! This looks like something I would make. Love it!


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