Monday, March 18, 2013

Create keepsake art from your child's artwork

Art from Art
If you are anything like me I have a hard time parting with all the wonderful artwork that my son creates.  I wanted to do something with his finger paintings that were accumulating.  I would rather see them in another form instead of hidden away in storage so here's what we did......(have your child help too for a fun family project)

Supplies used:
12x12 canvas
Mod Podge
Circle Punches (3 sizes)
Foam Brush

Start by punching out circles from the artwork.  I used 3 sizes of punches with the largest being 2".  I did some to start with and then as I assembled it I punched as I needed once my piles ran out. 
Next I started in the bottom right of the canvas and applied mod podge to a small area of the canvas and mod podge to the backs of some circles and placed them on the canvas.  I then used a foam brush to spread some more mod podge over the circles.  I wanted a gradiant look so I continued with this process and spread out the circles more as I moved toward the top left corner.
I used a 12x12 canvas but you could change the size if desired.
Once dry I hung it up in my son's room so we can admire it everyday :)

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