Modge Podge Silhouette Canvas

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       Over at Tatertots and Jello, I found a genius Guest Post from the lovely Char from Crap I've Made.
I'd been searching. and searching. and guess what? SEARCHING. For a project to do to get rid of my boredom. When I came across it, I knew it was PERFECT.
This is her creation:

Isn't it gorgeous? 

I grabbed some 12x12 canvas from my craft room and got started. 

I found some outlines of the eiffel tower and a couple and printed them out:

 I cut them out using scissors and an exacto knife and played around with the positioning

I cut out LOTS of colorful magazine bits in random shapes and sizes

 For modge podge, I just take a half empty (or half full!) bottle of glue and fill it about 3/4 to the top with water. Easy, free modge podge. Score.
And modgemodged them to the canvas... and discovered my brush had blue paint in it. After many failed attempts to wash it out, I just decided to use my fingers.

It's really just as fun as finger painting!

 I waited until the canvas was just barely tacky and laid my figures down. The wet modge podge held my figures in place.
I painted around using my lovely cinnamon brown paint. It's darker in person.

And now for the final-ish reveal!

I tried sanding it, hence the big colorful spots. FAIL. I tried staining it, hence the the poop brown spot. FAIL.

The hideous gel stain thankfully wiped off and I tried using another one.
The magazine bits added some nice texture. 
I filled in the spots and let it have a test drive of the bathroom. 
I'm just not a fan of the fact that I had one little brownish piece at the top of the Eiffel tower and it sort of blends in with the background. Annoying. I also accidently murdered the heel of one of the girl's shoes. Whoops.
It's still not done yet though. Urg. You can find before pictures here.

 I posted a picture of my little Paris creation and I'm happy to share that a friend of mine is attempting one of these too. Good luck! Hope you try one, too! It was super simple and Char has some great instructions  here.

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11 Sweet little note(s)

  1. This makes me love Paris even more! How nice and secure on your part to give credit where credit due. This is an original piece of art you will treasure for years!

  2. I love that you tried this and posted your fail! I don't love that you failed, just that you posted it. And you know, it just makes me want to try this project even more because I think it looks DARN good even though you claim a few fails. If I fail, it might still look darn good too! Inspiration!

  3. This looks just great. I love it!


  4. This turned out great. I love the silhouette look and this is a great way to make it more interesting. I would love it if you would enter this project in the crafty link party I just started going on right now @
    Thanks! Rachel

  5. Beautiful!! I would be thrilled if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional linky party going on now:
    See you soon!

  6. OMW! IT CAME OUT PERFECT! AHHHH! I’m your newest follower, come follow back? Check out my blog August 7th-13th when it will all be about Creating Smiles Week! There will be guest posting and giveaways to charities! I would love to see your face there!

  7. You did awesome! I would love for you to link up on Thursday to "It's a Party"!

  8. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! You've been featured so stop by and grab a brag button!

  9. yours turned out great, i also did one using the tutorial from TT and J. Its a great idea isn't it.


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