Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY Wall Art

There was a huge sale on canvases {at Hobby Lobby}. Of course I took advantage!  They sat naked until a recent idea came to me.  

Skill level: Moderate to Easy...

...if you can use a glue gun

Supplies: Yarn, book pages, hot glue, acrylic paint 
(I used 3-4 colors), spray paint and Mod Podge.
 Step 1:  
Wrap yarn around the blank canvas in a grid like pattern - random and uneven (I thought I would glue the yarn down with paint dyed Mod Podge, however, it did not adhere to the canvas at all.  Hot glue did the trick!)

Step 2:
  Glue (Mod Podge) book pages atop the yarn and canvas to build a sturdy base.

Step 3:
 I don't have a picture of the next step - I used green spray paint to cover the book page covered canvas.
Step 4:
 Again, no picture - I strung hot glue vertically and horizontally...for what seemed like a lifetime.  
Layers and layers of hot glue.

Step 5: 
 I squeezed acrylic paint (color # 1) down the front of the canvas. I let the paint drip freely and dry outside.

Step 6:  
I dripped more acrylic paint down the front.

 Step 7:  
I goofed up a bit as the paint squirted out more then I would have liked (above).  Fix mistakes with the original spray paint color :)

I dripped white acrylic down the front - I ended up hating this layer and later toned it down with the original spray paint base color.



Step 8:  
I started to like what I was seeing but felt it was lacking.  Using book pages, I created a few different flower shaped templates ... 
...using the templates, I made several book page cut outs. 
Alternating the shapes, i layered the pages and stapled the middle to create these recycled flowers...
...then outlined the petals with blue paint. 

 Step 9:
I completed three paper flowers and glued them 
to the middle of the canvas.  
The End.

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  1. What a great find (all those canvases) and what a great creation in the end. Very glad that you were able to join us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

  2. Great your creation!

  3. That is very neat! I'm super disappointed I missed that sale at Hobby Lobby!
    Found you through the weekend wrap up at Tatertots and Jello.

  4. Very cool! I love all the different texture, layers and colors!

  5. this is such a great canvas!
    I've been wanting to make one - and you've given me some really great ideas.
    thank you!
    c x.

  6. That looks awesome, great job!

  7. Great project! Came out terrific, and it looks like encaustic. Love that it mimics it with such a great result.

  8. The canvas was a great find. What you did with it was even better. Love how it turned out.

  9. Looks great! I love all the texture and layers!

  10. wow that is really cool. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  11. Love all the textures! It turned out wonderfully -Jill @ Junky Vagabond

  12. What a fun piece of art-thank you so much for sharing.

  13. Very all the layered details! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  14. Love the texture! Think it would be fun to create with my daughter.
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. What a great job you did! Your newest follower, Karima

  16. These are SUPER cute and awesome.. I love it the textures.. I would LOVE if you could please link and share it via my Pin'Inspirational party happening today pweeease..
    Thanks SO much.. Wishing you an amazing start to your weekend..

  17. I really like the way you work with layering and papers. This inspires me to experiment a bit more. Lou

  18. This is pretty neat!!

    I would love for you to link up at my new link party starting on Mondays!

    snap, craft & blog till your heart's {content} @ a content housewife {blog}


  19. Thank you so much for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured you! Don't forget to grab your featured button!



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