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I hope you guys aren’t tired of my guest room yet. It seems to be my project-at-hand and this weekend I created guest room canvas art.
Guest Room Canvas Art
Canvas Art Supplies Needed:
Scrapbook paper in the colors you like for the room
Me & my BIG ideas Chalkboard DIY Gallery Art – optional but awesome
All you have to do is decide how you want your canvas to hang, or in my case, sit on the shelf then decide which paper design will go on which canvases.
Once you have your design and layout figured out trim your papers to just a tad smaller than your canvas size. For instance for my 8 x 10 canvas I cut my papers at 7.5″ x 9.5″. This gave me a nice framed edge around the paper.
The chalkboard prints are me & my BIG ideas PADW-05 Chalkboard DIY Gallery Art (affiliate link) and they are the best. When I looked these up on Amazon there are several different paper pads. I got the Chalkboard collection and love it. They are sized for framing so all I had to do was trim them down a little bit. I love them!
If you have never used Mod Podge before then this will be frustrating but worth it in the end.
I thought this was going to be one of those FAIL posts where I would have to give a disclaimer that even though this didn’t work I am going to keep it until I can afford some framed pieces. But it turned out to be pretty nice.
Here is what happened. I brushed the Mod Podge onto the canvas, then laid down the orange paper (shown in the photo above). As I was brushing the Mod Podge on top all I could see were wrinkles and bubbles. No matter how hard I tried. It was super frustrating.
Now I am no stranger to Mod Podge so I knew this could happen but I had never used one full sheet of paper on canvas before. I had used wood and small bits of paper on canvas but never this combination.
It looked awful.
So, I took to Pinterest for the answer. There were many ideas and I watched a video saying to put a thin layer of Mod Podge on, lay the paper down and let it dry, then put more Mod Podge on top. She wasn’t using canvas either but I thought it was worth a try.
Well, there were fewer wrinkles but….still quite a few and still the air bubbles. I decided to let them keep drying and see what happens.
Low and behold…MOST of the wrinkles and bubbles were gone after a few hours. YAY! Artwork saved.
While the art was drying I got busy making two small valances for the windows in this room. Remember the fabric from my welcome pillow? I had enough to create the fronts of the valance and I used my drop cloth for the back. This way there is a neutral color facing the outside.
You can see the valance and some of the artwork on the shelf. These shelves were full of the boys’ books and Jeff’s cd’s. These were all moved to the shelving unit that is still in the room behind the door and it looks so much better now.
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