It’s been almost a month since I took down the Christmas decorations in the kitchen, and the large chalkboard in there has been bare and empty. And since I’m not very good at creating chalkboard art, I went a different route and created some Valentine’s Day art decoupaged on canvas!
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My inspiration for my piece of art decoupaged on canvas was the little decorative plate that I found at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. I loved the beautiful roses and the colors used on it, and the more I looked at it, I wondered if I could create something similar to hang on the large chalkboard.
So I found an old canvas that I had sketched something else on it and gave it a fresh coat of white acrylic paint. After it dried, I hand sketched the word LOVE on the canvas. I didn’t quite get the spacing correct on the first try so I redid it but didn’t bother to erase!
Imagine my surprise when I came upon this gorgeous floral garland at Jo-Ann’s last week with roses in the same colors as on my inspiration plate! The banner was so long that I cut off the excess and had plenty of roses to use in my project! (Plus, the garland was 60% off at my local store!)
After cutting them out, I brushed a little Mod Podge on the back of each rose and adhered them to the canvas. I waited several hours and made sure they were dry before I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the entire surface.
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- one 16×20 art canvas
- white acrylic craft paint
- art brushes
- chalkboard paint
- Mod Podge
- roses from a floral garland
- various colors of acrylic craft paint