Friday, March 22, 2013

Creating wall art with fine handcrafted paper

Here is a quick and easy way to add art to a room and in doing so, add color, pattern and perhaps even some texture.


This was the fine handcrafted paper I shared with you last week. Both sheets have texture - the flowers are raised - and some sparkle, too.

The Daisy White and Gold paper cost $6.50

and the Flower Burst Purples cost just $4.95. Both sheets measured 22"x30"
I used 2 canvas boards: a 12"x16" and a 12"x24".
The only other tools: Mod Podge (glue) and a sponge brush
and a pair of scissors.
The easiest way to adhere the paper to the canvas boards is to lay the paper upside-down and the canvas as well, over the paper. The idea is to brush on the Mod Podge on the back of the canvas. This is sufficient to hold the paper in place when folded over.

At each corner I cut the paper at a 45 degree angle to the corner of the board (see arrow). I figured this would help me fold the paper more easily and create a clean edge/corner.
Apply Mod Podge (glue) along the edge that will fold over and press it/hold down gently to the board.

The triangle pieces created by the 45 degree cut were easily folded inwards to make a clean edge.

Repeat the same on the other three sides.

Allow time to dry.
Clean edges.

It was getting dark as I took these pictures - the walls are not such a deep lilac. We have not had much sun of late. You can see some sparkle.
Easy artwork. This did not take me long.
Hopefully, these boards will be up on the walls soon.
There is more to share with this room. Stay tuned.

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