Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Family Canvas Wall Art

Create sentimental art that will coordinate with your home decor with this Family Canvas Wall Art.

Crafted by Pershette.


  • Large Canvas
  • Small Canvas
  • Patterned Scrapbooking Paper
  • "Family" Vinyl Word
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Foam Brush
  • Photo

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Select a favorite family photo to use for this project before starting.

  1. Using a paintbrush, apply an acrylic paint color of your choice to both canvases. 
  2. Set aside to let dry.
  3. Layer two 12" x 12" sheets of paper together. The plain sheet will be on the bottom, the patterned sheet will be on top. The patterned paper should have a 1/4" trimmed off (all around). This will allow the bottom layer to "frame" the paper creating a contrasting border (like shown in the photo).
  4. Once the paint on the canvas is dry, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper(s) and adhere it to the left side of the canvas. 
  5. Measure and trim a strip of paper to go across the bottom of the canvas (as shown in the photo).
  6. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the photo and adhere it to the smaller canvas.
  7. Set aside to let dry.
  8. Once dry, glue the smaller canvas to the bottom right of the larger canvas using a strong adhesive like 527 Multi-Purpose Glue.
  9. Measure and trim paper to display the "Family" vinyl word. 
  10. Then, apply the vinyl word onto the paper (as shown in the photo).
  11. Use Mod Podge to adhere it to the larger canvas, above the smaller canvas.

You can get creative with this project. Pershette painted the larger canvas in a pearl also used Viva Decor Inka Gold in Rose on top of the acrylic paint to give it a tint of color. She then used Pearl Pens to accent the centers of the flower on the patterned paper, and used a stencil with the Inka Gold to add depth.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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