Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Scrapbook Paper Canvas

6.04.2014

Scrapbook Paper Canvas

Kevin challenged me to start using all the canvases I had acquired at the buy one get three Michael's sale this spring. I decided to adapt the painted mini canvas but this time with scrapbook paper instead of paint. I found a really neat pack of paper that was different shades and prints.




This time instead of going dark to light starting in the corner I went light to dark to light. Since I wasn't able to find the 8x8 stacks I had to jerry rig the 12x12 ones.


First I measured out 8x8 and cut off the excess (saved for something else fun!). First I tried the cross cutting way (pictured above) and attempted to fold it over like a present. It didn't quite work so easily doing it that way. So I took the same general idea and cut them diagonally from the corners. That worked like a charm!


Folding the corners over and securing them with flat thumb tacks worked great. It would have worked a little better if I had an actual hammer and wasn't just using the side of a wrench but in the end they are secure. 


Overall I think the project came out really well! Kevin will love it since I used the green paper. You can use any colored paper with this and really go crazy and customize. 

1 comment

  1. That is a really fun project actually, I dig it!

    Also I nominated you for a Liebster award HERE. You don't have to do it if you don't want to, but know you are beloved! ♥

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