Monday, June 18, 2012

Mod Podge Monday - Quotable Canvas Art

If you read one of my previous Friday Feature posts, you got a little sneak preview of today's Mod Podge Monday project! I was so excited to make one of my own, and now I am delighted to share it with all of you. It's by no means perfect, but the little imperfections give it that personal touch (which is one reason I so prefer using puffy paint to wooden letters). Plus it's so simple and bright, it's hard not to love!

Here's what you need to make your own:
  •  12" x 12" canvas
  • puffy paint (in any color, but I just used white for the sake of simplicity)
  • wax paper
  • your quote - printed out in whatever font you like so you can trace it!
  • Mod Podge and brush
  • white spray paint  

The steps for this project are pretty straightforward. You place a sheet of wax paper over your quote and then trace it on to the paper using your delightful puffy paint.

I'm no expert, but I found out (the hard way...) that relatively thicker and more dimensional lettering ended up being better for the most part.

As you can tell from the amount of times I had to trace and re-trace, I had a few....issues. I once again reaffirmed that I pretty much lack all capacity for being visually artistic. If detailed work is involved, my hands will shake exorbitantly--guaranteed! Guess it's a good thing I don't want to be a surgeon...

Once your letters dry, gently peel them off of your wax paper and arrange them on your canvas. When you've got things how you want them, all you have to do is whip out your trusty mod podge to glue them down! Once that has dried, you add a few coats of white spray paint and.....

....voila! You're finished! Yes, it can be a bit tedious if you're a perfectionist (guilty!) but I think it's still well worth the invesment of time and puffy paint, wouldn't you agree?

Hope everyone's week is off to a lovely start... Happy Monday!


Kayla said...

Turned out great! I don't think I have the patience for this project.

Meg said...

About to give this a try... looking at the length of the quote I selected, I am beginning to second-guess myself. Ha. Let you know how it goes!