Sunday, September 11, 2011

Canvas Makeover

Several months ago I wanted to create wall art using recycled magazines and an old canvas. The final product didn't turn out exactly as I anticipated (I thought by gluing yarn across the canvas would give it an added dimension however, the cute little owls are now in jail) Ugh.

Instead of throwing my efforts away I thought I'd give it a second chance.

I started by mixing Mod Podge with several drops of black paint and covered the canvas with old book pages to create a smoother base.

It's not easily seen in this picture but I dripped hot glue up and down the canvas. Trying to create the look of dripping blood.

Cover the hot glue and canvas with black spray paint.

Starting from the top I dripped red paint down the canvas - the messier the better (I've found some paints are thicker then others - the runnier the better in this case so you may need to thin the paint out slightly with a few drops of water)

Repeat the step with black paint (this is quite messy so make sure you have cardboard or a drop cloth below the canvas)

Glue plastic spiders to the front of the canvas and voilĂ !

An inexpensive Halloween piece of art!

A little known fact ~ I'm terribly arachnophobic so I had a very hard time handling these plastic spiders...

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  1. Why do you not have a contact us link??????? Opportunities await.

  2. Yes please! This is AWESOME! I'm a big fan of Halloween and love all Halloween projects. I found you via Craft-O-Maniac, and am your newest follower.

  3. Oh man that is awesome! I love Halloween and I so want to try to mimic this piece! Great job!! :)

  4. This is so great! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  5. this is so cool! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!

  6. Great job!! I don't like spiders either!! Eew!

    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!



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