Sunday, March 1, 2009
A Blue Met Monday
Today I am participating for the first time in Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. Click on the butterfly to check out her blog and find other participants.
This post also qualifies as Blue Monday post. Blue Monday is hosted by Smiling Sally. Click on the bluejay to visit her blog and find more Blue Monday posts.
I had a painting hanging in my upstairs bathroom until early December when I decided it looked better in the family room. For the month of the December, a Christmas greeting hung on the nail where the painting had been.
I have so many snowmen in my collection, I now wait until January to display them. A small wall quilt was the next item to hang on the bathroom's nail.
Snow is done as far as I am concerned (here that Mother Nature?) so I packed the quilt away with the snowmen figures.
I stared at that bare nail for a week. (Met Monday posters, imagine a photo of a white wall with a nail in it to serve as the before picture )
This was not good.
I don't know what should or will take permanent residence in that spot, but until then, SOMETHING had to hang from that nail. One of my internet buddies had shared a project and a link to instructions. Here is the link to The Tom Girls who are having a lot of creative fun with canvas.
Here is my project. It was easy and inexpensive. I bought three 5x7 canvases on sale at a craft store. I painted them white with acrylic paint. Originally I was going to use the tropical fish photos shown here , but I decided those colors were too vivid for the look I wanted. I chose three abstracts instead and printed them on glossy paper.
Using a foam brush, I painted a coat of Mod Podge on the dry canvases, and a coat on the back of the photos. Position the photos on the canvas and press to assure good contact. I did this one at a time as the photos want to curl a bit when you apply the Mod Podge.
I finished the sides of the canvas with ribbon held in place with photo tape from my scrapbooking supplies. The wider ribbon is doubled over a D-ring. I stitched the ribbon under the ring before stapling the canvases to the ribbon.
Ta-da! Done! Easy and inexpensive!
When I find or paint the perfect piece of art for this space, this wall hanging will move into a spare bedroom. That lonely bathroom nail has a purpose in life again, and I am happy.