A few weeks ago I saw this project on a linky party. I wish I would have made note of the blog I saw it on. If it is yours please let me know. Anyway, I liked it instantly. I have always enjoyed making collages so this was a fun project.
I started out by getting a canvas. I cut out several colorful pictures from magazines. Sadly the only magazine in our house was ESPN so a lot of them are sports related but I still love all the colors.
Next I laid them on the canvas to figure out how I wanted them to go. I then took them off, painted the canvas with Mod Podge and placed them back on. I smoothed them out as much as I could and got the air bubbles out. I then let it dry over night.
The canvas I chose just happened to be the same size as the scrapbook paper I had so I used my Cricut and cut out a letter A with the fit to page option. This allows the Cricut to cut out the biggest letter that will fit on the page.
I then placed the letter on the canvas where I wanted it to go. Some how when I started painting it I moved it down so it isn't as centered as I would like but it still looks great.
I painted three coats of paint. The first is a vanilla color. Then I used a dark blue mixed with the vanilla to make a light blue. I then used the dark blue mixed with a bit of water to make it streaky. I love how the color turned out and you can see the different layers of color.
I love having lots of brightly colored art in my house and this piece definitely fits the bill. I love how easy it was to make and how you can see different parts of the collage showing throw.
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