Hi, I’m Anna from My Life and Kids, and I’m thrilled to be guest posting with my Pottery Barn knock-off canvas at Mod Podge Rocks!
Now I spend my days with two toddlers and a baby, and I spend my naptimes fixing up the neglected house we bought in the suburbs. And in my spare time, I blog about it all at My Life and Kids.
One of my all-time favorite DIY projects is creating wall art with Mod Podge, scrapbook paper and canvas. Today, I’m going to show you how I used these supplies to make a knock-off of this L-O-V-E art from Pottery Barn Kids. Isn’t it so cute?
I started out by using Microsoft Word to spell out LOVE. I printed one letter per piece of paper. And I used Rockwell font, size 750, bold. This was the perfect size for my 16 x 20 canvas.
I printed my letters and cut them out. Then I chose my scrapbook paper (in coordinating colors – I decided not to use all the same color like the original from PBK.)
I traced the letters onto the scrapbook paper and cut them out.
I placed my letters onto my canvas to finalize the layout.
Then, one letter at a time, I used a foam craft brush to coat the entire canvas with Mod Podge. Then I Mod Podged the back of the letter. I put the letter in place on the canvas, and I painted a layer of Mod Podge on top of the letter – making sure to seal the edges. I repeated this process for all four letters. Then I gave the entire canvas one final coat of Mod Podge – just for fun.
Then I let it dry (for an hour or so) – and this is my finished product:
I “LOVE” it!
The entire project could have been completed in less than an hour. It took me several days – due to a freak 24-hour power outage, a toddler puking in the car and a baby cutting teeth . . . story of my life!
I used this exact same process for artwork all over my house.
Like this owl in my daughter’s room.
And my kids’ hand prints in the living room.
Oh – and this map of the United States.
While you’re there, you can also learn my all-time favorite party trick, you can read the letter I wrote to my family – and I’ll tell you why my mom has to use the coffee shop drive through in her hometown.
And if you stop by tomorrow, I’ll show you where I hung my LOVE sign.