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!!
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