A while back, with a bit of a scared look in his eyes, my hubby asked me, “Are you going to decoupage everything in our house?” 🙂 And you know what? He is such a sweetie, that he probably wouldn’t have minded even if he wasn’t sure he would like it.
When we moved into our new home, the people before us had left a wall mounting bracket up for the t.v. It was actually really nice, because they even put tubing in the wall where the cords could go down behind it to the floor level, instead of having them hang down. I am sure this is many a guys’ dream. But, it wasn’t our dream…. at least not at this point. 🙂
Hmmm….how to come up with something to cover the holes (that you may even want to use later)…..it was going to take some creativity, that’s for sure.
Thus enters this artwork you see here. My favorite piece, actually! I used 5 canvases of varying sizes and 6 different patterns of scrapbook paper to create something unique, something that was “us”, something that worked with the colors in that room, and something that would cover all the spots that needed covering.
I love the patterns! It is amazing how very different patterns can all go together to create something so beautiful!
Multiple Canvases Used to Make One Piece of Artwork
- Multiple canvases of varying sizes
- Scrapbook paper, making sure you have at least 6 different patterns. Pick colors that will compliment the room you are making it for.
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Drop cloth or old sheet
- Regular scissors
- Fun scissors that cut with different shaped edges (optional)
- Lay out the drop cloth/sheet. This will be your work station.
- Decide how you want the canvases to look before you start.
- You want to start with one canvas at a time (especially if this is new for you), though I admit I am a multi-tasker and worked on several of these at once.
- I did not want to cover the sides of the canvas on this particular project, so I cut all the scrapbook pieces to fit to the edges of the front. At times, I used fun edged scissors to create a fun look.
- Put a thin layer of glue on the part of the canvas you are placing your paper on and make sure to smooth it out before proceeding onward. When it is sticking well and is also wrinkle free (unless you like the extra texture of the wrinkles, like I did in my Wrinkled Decoupaged Canvases…I did a bit of a mixture on this project), then you can add another piece. Continue to do this until it is all covered. I overlapped my pieces, put pieces at different angles, and gave it a layered look.
- When every canvas is finished, layer a top coat of Mod Podge on it. You will want to put several coats.
- Hang on the wall with two nails for each canvas. Use a level if you have one to make sure each piece is straight. You can hang them close together where they are touching, or put some space between them.