Monday, July 23, 2012
Pinterest Project #2
This project was relatively simple...in theory. I took a 12X12 canvas and painted it with two coats of acrylic paint. This took me two days to get accomplished even though each coat of paint only took about one minute to apply. Next I cut out all sorts of leaf shapes from scrapbook paper. Then I spent Parker's entire nap time one afternoon fidgeting with those leaves and cutting out different sizes to try and come up with a flower design that I liked. Eventually I just got tired of doing that and reminded myself that I am too much of a perfectionist so I took a break. Then when Paul got home from work, I forgot about the perfectionist part and started fidgeting with the leaves again. At some point, I decided I should probably feed my family dinner because it was 7:30 pm. After my family had eaten, I decided enough was enough and went with the design I had. I used a paint brush to cover the back of the leaves with Mod Podge (starting with the inner circle) and stuck each leaf down on the canvas. After those dried, I put a coat of Mod Podge on the whole thing. Then for good measure, the next day I put on a second coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing and four days after I started this project, it was done!!
I would definitely use a different background color, scrapbook paper with smaller designs, and different sized leaves if I were to do this again. Other than changing the whole thing if I could, I guess I kinda like it.