Hello friends! As many may notice, this is my first real attempt at a DIY project. Well, the first Successful attempt, anyways. Enjoy!
2 pieces of Scrapbook Paper
Brush for Modge Podge
Template for elephant
1. I covered the blank canvas in Modge Podge to seal the canvas and get it ready for paper-piece placement. Let it dry as you move on to the next steps.
2. Next, I used the letter stencils to trace my son's name onto the back of the scrapbook paper. Make sure to trace them backwards so that they will be correct once cut out and flipped over.
3. Using the an elephant template I had stored away, I trace and cut out the pieces from the paper of my choice. I chose plain black for the elephant & decided on the multi-colored for the ear so that it stands out.
4. After cutting out 4 black corresponding circles, I placed the before cut out letters onto them. Modge Podge works wonders as it is a sealant and works as a glue as well.
5. The Modge Podge that you applied to the canvas at the beginning of the project should be dry by now. Simply place the pieces onto the canvas, finding where you wish for them to be glued. Use the Modge Podge to glue each piece to the canvas. Place canvas to the side to allow for it to dry. 6. Once the pieces are successfully dried to the canvas, I suggest adding a layer or two of Modge Podge as sealant over the entire front of the canvas. Allow about 20 minutes to dry before applying each new layer.
I plan on hanging this canvas on Bubbie's wall once I am done painting. Whenever that may be. lol. Also thinking about making one for Mrs. Emma. Just need to figure out what to make her's look like. Hope you enjoyed my first DIY tutorial. If you happen to give it a try and share it with your readers, be sure to let me know so I can take a peek.