Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easy Wall Decor

So, while browsing Pinterest, I came across some wall hangings that were simply fabric or paper on canvases.  I am trying to complete my Craft Room and decided to use some pretty paper to decorate the walls.  Found most of these at Archiver's.  I used 12 x 12 canvases, paper, ribbon, modge podge, hot glue and Metallic paint.  A good friend of mine suggested putting the metallic paint under the paper and then they would be magnetic!!!  It took three coats of the paint, but I LOVE how they turned out.  The picture doesn't do it justice...I'm just not the best photographer!  Anyway, I think you'll get the idea.

This is what the paint looks like.  Again, I used three thin coats.  Use this in a well ventilated area.  Also, it says to use a special brush, but I simply used a foam throw away brush.

Here is the finished product.  After painting the canvases with 3 coats, I let that dry and then covered them with modge podge and placed the paper on top, squeegeeing (love that word) out the bubbles.  I then applied another coat of modge podge on top.  It would be fun to tint the modge podge with some alcohol ink for different affects. I then used hot glue to apply a ribbon around the edge.  The black dots on the boards are fabric flowers that I adhered to magnets.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I didn't know metallic primer existed! I'm sure my granddaughters would love a couple of these for their rooms. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project!


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