I’ve been wanting to make doily wall art for a long time, especially after I saw this doily art by my friend Jen at Tatertots and Jello. My only problem was that I didn’t have any old doilies, and I didn’t want to use white ones. So I had to wait for the perfect situation to come along, and it did – I found colored doilies in the $1 bin at Michaels this past week. Then I found the perfect paper to match in the scrapbooking aisle. My doily art was born. Here’s how to decoupage your own.
Gather These Supplies
- 12″ x 12″ canvases
- $1 doilies
- Mod Podge Satin and Mod Podge Fabric
- FolkArt paint – Sky Blue, Turner’s Yellow (or coordinating colors)
- Scrapbook paper – I used Making Memories Spring paper
- Craft knife and mat
You have to work quickly, and get the corners well. Tip: you should probably use a bigger brush. It will help you smooth faster. Lay the paper down and smooth thoroughly – wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the edges. Canvas is flexible, so I always turn the canvas over and smooth on the backside as well. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Repeat with your second canvas.
I used my thick Mod Podge Fabric to add dots here and there on the doily. I didn’t coat the whole thing with Mod Podge, just areas, especially around the edges since they curl.
I placed the doily onto the canvas and then rolled it out with my brayer to get it to stick. You’ll see the Mod Podge through the doily, but don’t worry – that will dry clear. Allow the canvases to dry for a few hours before hanging.