Tuesday, July 1, 2014

DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Hey, hey! I hope you all are enjoying your summer... I know we are for sure! I feel like I have lots to catch up on here, but the outdoors keep calling my name so I better just get to the tutorial before I leave this post half written {there are currently 5 half written blog posts waiting for me to finish... oops }

So... here we go....

This wall art is perfect for summer... we all feel just a little more adventurous then, right?? The best about about this project was having almost everything I needed to make it already on hand. The only thing I bought was a piece of scrapbook paper that was on 29 CENTS! .29 wall art? Awesome.

Here's what you will need to get started on your own wall art:

Map scrapbook paper {this sheet came from Hobby Lobby when all the scrapbook paper was 50% off}
A piece of wood or canvas {this board is actually a lid from a vintage crate that I had, it measures a large 16.5 x 11}
X-acto knife
Acrylic craft paint
Mod Podge, matte finish

First, cut out the image with a sharp X-acto knife. Be sure to lay a think piece of cardboard or a cutting mat underneath. This is the hardest part of the entire project, it takes a steady hand so just take it slow. The rest comes together really easy, I promise :)

Next, paint your wood or canvas. I went with a beachy blue to match the look of the scrapbook paper. For the lettering, I just went free hand. You could always use a stencil too!

After you have all of your lettering painted in, it's time to add your paper. A tip for making sure no air bubbles pop up while you are decoupaging your paper down, spray the back of the paper with water first! It works like a charm!

Once the paper is damp, start painting Mod Podge on the wood or canvas and lay your paper out over it. You can slide it around and smooth it out as much as you need to at this point.

Once everything is all smoothed down, cover the entire piece with a layer of Mod Podge to protect it.

And, that, ladies and gents is it! Now all you need to do is hang it and enjoy! 

I use Command Velcro strips to hang anything in our house because I tend to rearrange our wall decor with every season.

I hung ours above our entryway table... you know, to remind us to be adventurous before we head out the door ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to look for me on Instagram at @creativecarmella, my new favorite place to share and interact! 

Happy Summer!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to see a post from you. I know you take summers off and I absolutely love that-I know lots of Mommy's that wish they could too, so it's a real blessing when we get to take full advantage of summer. I can't wait to try this beautiful craft. I remember in one of your previous posts you said you wanted to be a "yes" mom and that's what I strive to be as well. You're an inspiration to me. Hoping to make it back to Nashville before the summers over.


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