Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bird Canvas Art

I'm not a painter, but I do like to play with paint.  I've been wanting to work on something with canvas for a while, and on a recent blog tour I came across this project at here for a link to her project.  She's crazy talented, and I was inspired to create something with some cute papers I had on hand from DCWV and a pair of canvases I got on sale at Michaels for a total of $4.50!!!  Such a deal!  The leaves are cut at 1.5 and 2 inches using the Mother's Day Bouquet cart (one of my favs as you will see) and I used the flip function on my Expression for half of them.  Once cut, I used Mod Podge to seal the paper to the canvas.  (****BEGINNERS TIP****  I wasn't sure if I should use Mod Podge over the whole canvas after....I'm a newbie to it and didn't know how it would dry.  I didn't and should have!)  The branches were drawn freehand with pencil, then painted over with dark brown acrylic paint.  I LOVE how these turned out, and I'm anxious to make more fun stuff using canvas!

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