Tuesday, May 31, 2011

how {not} to make an artsy headboard

so i had this great idea for a "headboard"art piece for the master bedroom. i am going to tear pieces out of a bible (it's just a book, people. honest. bible art is "acceptable") and decoupage them onto a canvas. or two. or four. i'm not sure how many yet. anyway, i thought i would get this started over the holiday weekend.

step 1: find a bible.







step 2: tear pages out. I specifically tried to get pages that looked different. some from Leviticus, some from Proverbs.







step 3: organize them on the canvas.







step 4: mod podge!







step 5: notice that you did it the quick, lazy way, which led to many unfixable bubbles and dry spots. tear it all off.




this will work, i know it. i'll try again later and share it with you all when it works.

3 comments:

  1. Sometimes it works well, sometimes you have to do it over. You learn a lot that way. :P

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  2. this exact thing happened to me while making a canvas - i never redid it though. can't wait to see yours finished!

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  3. I've heard that that's really common with thin paper and Mod Podge. Maybe if you mat the Bible pages onto cardstock first (that could look cool with a little cardstock edge showing through each piece) with a really strong adhesive to bond the pages together well, and then Mod Podge them on, it might save you from all the bubbles?

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