By General Crafts Contributor Amy, from the Blog “Mod Podge Rocks!”
I like things that are small, and that includes miniature canvases. I happened upon these sweet little things and knew I had to Mod Podge them. I’ve attached magnets to the back, so they are great for your home or office. Add a little creative flair to your workspace!
To make it, you’ll need to gather these supplies:
2″ x 2″ canvases
FolkArt Acrylic colors – I used Sky Blue, Coffee Bean and Buttercup
Scrapbook paper in various patterns (you can use scraps)
Cardstock in various colors to match your scrapbook paper
Die cut machine, punch or scissors – whatever you have to make shapes
Mod Podge Gloss
Hot Glue Gun
Flat Paint Brush
Here are the baby canvases – aren’t they cute?
I always measure and cut my paper first. These are 2” x 2” canvases, so I cut three squares of decorative paper and set aside. I actually trimmed them just slightly within the 2” mark so that I could leave a little color showing around the edges.
Paint the canvases. This is very easy! Just choose FolkArt paint colors that coordinate with your scrapbook papers. Paint the edges of all three canvases. Give a few coats until you have full coverage and allow to dry.
At this time also paint any embellishments you want to add to your mini canvases. You’ll notice that I painted a small wood circle. Make sure to paint enough coats to cover and allow to dry.
Note to self: move cell phone and TV remote control for tutorial pictures.
Paint Mod Podge onto your canvases, using a medium layer. Add the paper on top and SMOOTH SMOOTH SMOOTH! Wipe away any excess Mod Podge that comes out with a brush, and set aside your canvases to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Once dry, apply Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Allow to dry and then coat all canvases with a few more layers of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
This is your chance to add embellishments! You’ll notice that I used some die cut shapes and a few punches with some cardstock to make shapes and designs for the tops of my canvases. Mod Podge them down and then allow the canvas to dry.
Your final step is to hot glue any embellishments (like my wood circle) onto the front of your canvases, and then hot glue the magnets onto the back. Wait until the hot glue is dry for awhile to hang.