Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Make Your Own Wall Art

DIY wall art, Make a print, mod podge, mod podge projects

I wanted a little something amusing for a bare corner of my kitchen. 

I have a 12" canvas that wasn't working, so instead of throwing it away, I decided to cover it up. After thinking about it, I realized that all I really needed was an image from my computer and mod podge. 

Here's a list of what I used:

12" canvas
Mod Podge
Jute Rope
12" craft paper
Image (from google images) 

I had all of these things, so this was a totally free upcycle! 

NOTE: Make your own mod podge using 1/2 glue and 1/2 water. Put the glue and water in a jar with with a tight lid and shake well to combine. Or, you can pick it up at any craft store, WalMart, or Amazon (Mod Podge CS11240 Starter Pack, 2-Ounce Bottles).

I used a piece of craft paper as my base, but you could use anything - book pages would be nice! I painted over the existing canvas with mod podge and then pressed the paper onto the existing board, and smoothed out any bubbles with my fingers. I then used the mod podge and painted over the top of the craft paper, smoothing any bubbles, and then re-painted for a smooth finish. 

I found an image I found amusing, from a BBQ place, and printed it off on my printer. I centered it on the craft paper, repeating the process with the mod podge. 

Next, I outlined the image with Jute rope.
I just cut it to measure, and used the hot glue gun to keep it in place. 

DIY wall art, Make a print, mod podge, mod podge projects

And that's it. 

DIY wall art, Make a print, mod podge, mod podge projects

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4 comments:

Dee M said...

I love remaking old signs -- but your sign rocks!! Love it! :)

Julia Klimek said...

Thanks Dee!

Rachel Beach said...

That Praise the Lard sign is hilarious! I have so many plans to make art for the walls because they are all pretty much bare.

Julia Klimek said...

Thanks Rachel! I'll be watching to see what you come up with! Julia