Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY: Easy Nursery Art

Hello friends and happy Monday!  I have started to work on some of the smaller details for the nursery (since I have to wait for Mr. B to finish most of the big details) and I decided to create some art using my brand new Silhouette that I received for Christmas.

Here is the finished product:

Here's what you need:  animal cut outs (from scrapbook paper), acrylic paint, sponge brushes, Mod Podge, and some canvases.

Using the Silhouette to cut out my animal shapes was super easy.  You could do your own without the Silhouette, but it took about two minutes to make all of these guys--can't beat that!

Paint your canvases using the acrylic paint and a sponge brush.

When the paint is dry, use another sponge brush and the Mod Podge to attach the animals to the canvas.  Put a thin coat on the back of the animal and then smooth it down on the canvas.  Then put another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the animal cut out and use your finger to smooth out any bubbles or rising edges.  Once that coat of Mod Podge is dry, give the entire canvas a coat so that the finish matches.

Here they are hung on display (in our dining room since the nursery isn't quite ready for art yet):

Cute right?  I'm going to put the elephant on a yellow canvas to go in the middle of the two blue ones.  I can't wait to see how they look hung up over the crib!

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