Mod Podge Canvas Art

This year I absolutely loved the picture on the giftbag my hubby received for father's
day.  I couldn't bear to throw it away, so I decided I would mount it on canvas.

Supplies -
11 x 14 canvas
Mod Podge

I painted the whole canvas a color that complimented the picture.  I wasn't completely
happy with the results, so I pulled out my floating medium & mixed it with a darker
shade of the blue I had used.  I applied that mixture with a dry brush from left to right,
right to left, top to bottom, then finally bottom to top until I achieved a faux denim pattern.
(the canvas now looks like a comfy pair of worn out blue jeans - yay!)

After the paint was dry, I applied a liberal layer of mod podge onto the canvas.
I centered the picture on the canvas and made sure I pressed it down firmly.
I then applied another liberal layer of mod podge over the picture & canvas.
(be sure to let your mod podge dry completely before displaying)

(you can click on the picture to enlarge it & see the faux denim)

I saved a super cute picture from the trash and have a new
piece of wall art that I'm totally loving right now!

Do you have a giftbag or greeting card that you just can't throw away?

9 fabulous folks said...:

Dawn said...

What a fabulous idea! I have canvas just waiting for an idea as clever as this.
I am stopping in from Tip Junkie.
What a wonderful blog you have.

1 Funky Woman said...

What a cute idea! I have saved so many cards but never really did anything with them. Great idea!

Mod Podge Amy said...

That is so cute!!

Connie said...

That turned out great and the denim effect you created...genius!
I love, love, love working with canvas. I am doing a craft bazaar in November and have been picking up canvases when they come on sale. I now have about 30 of them waiting for projects. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Whimsical Creations said...

I love this idea!!

Krysstyllanthrox said...

Hey cool, we had a similar idea! http://aimlesstangents.com/blog/2010/07/easy-and-inexpensive-wall-art/

Like the way yours turned out.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a cute picture! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Natalie said...

This is such a cool idea!! I don't have a creative bone in my body, but I think I might be able to pull this one off :)

Craft Envy said...

That turned out very cute. I love the idea! Thanks for linking up!