"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make a Mod Podge Silhouette Canvas!!

20 Jul
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Hello!
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I’m Char from Crap I’ve Made, where I blog about….the crap I make. 

I love fountain Diet Cokes and cookies. I also love Jen and I’m kind of mad that my step mom (who is her neighbor) didn’t introduce us like 7 or 8 years ago.

Winking smile I’m a mom to 4 insanely cute kids

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(See?)
who are all home for the summer and driving me a *little* bit nuts. So, I wanted to come up with a project we could work on together. 
We came up with this silhouette canvas.
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Supplies: 
  • Canvas 
  • Old magazines &; scissors 
  • Mod Podge 
  • Acrylic craft paint
    Stain (optional) 
  • Sandpaper
1. First, you’re going to let your kids go nuts cutting up magazine pages.
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(The kid on the table in pajamas in the middle of the day in the background is totally optional.)
We tried to pick pages with a lot of color (as opposed to black and white text), but that was really the only direction I gave them.
2. Once you have a whole bunch of cut up magazines, you’ll want to Mod Podge them to a canvas. There’s also no rhyme or reason to this, just make sure you cover the entire canvas.
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No need to have a panic attack that everything’s not smooth…some lumpy/puckered/not perfect parts are encouraged!
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3. Once it’s good and dry, trace your silhouette with a pencil on the canvas.
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I went with this bird on a branch design from the Silhouette library. I think a big initial or monogram would look fabulous as well. Or how about a chevron pattern on the whole thing? (That was for you, Jen Winking smile)
{lol – thanks Char!!}
4. Once you’ve traced, you’ll want to fill in the rest of the canvas with craft paint. There are no pictures of this step because my daughter/back up photographer and I were both doing the painting.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW. I like this look and I probably would have stopped now if our silhouette had been something more graphic.
I decided to take some sandpaper to the painted area so that some of our magazines would peek through.
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Again, YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW! There’s really no wrong way to do this…just go with what you like!
5. I applied some stain next.
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I put it on streaky and wiped some off.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW.
6. I, however, did not. I watered down a few more shades of acrylic paint and did some more streaking (not that kind…what kind of blogger do you think I am?) and a little splattering.
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YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STOP NOW…because I totally did.
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Isn’t she awesome?????  
I adore Char.
1. First of all — She’s insanely funny!!
2. Secondly, she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
3. She a great mom and friend.
4. She loves COLOR — just like me!! 
And 5. She’s talented and so smart (she knows math – ha).

Check out her great ideas—-

Have you seen Char’s Green Shutters?? I may come and steal them out of her house one of these days….
Another item I plan on stealing — her Yellow Buffet. So pretty!
I’ve seen this Laptop Sleeve in person — it’s so cute!! Char knows how to sew too!!
You will adore Char — just like I do. 
Make sure to follow her for great ideas AND laughs!!! 
xoxoxo

PS — If you are going on a trip this Summer – print off some of these Free Luggage Tags from Living Locurto! 
Aren’t they fun?

Have a Happy Day!!

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