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Wayne, New Jersey, US
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Cheap Art Rocks!

Make your own altered art canvases for almost nothing! I bought a bunch of canvases in a half price sale at the art store, everything else used here was in the stash! I made this for a friend who is having a baby to hang in her nursery.



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    Just like in my ATC workshop, this piece of art begins with lots of layering. Tear your text paper into random shapes, then glue to the pre-stretched canvas with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Make sure you smooth the paper carefully to prevent bubbles.

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    Cut your desired main image from a magazine or other source. Here I used a photo of ranunculus flowers from a magazine. Once you have decided on the correct placement, use a glue stick to secure it to your canvas and press firmly.

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    Apply a thin line of glue and secure a length of ribbon to one side of your page. Now we have a focal point (the flower) and also create a border on one edge.

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    Embellish to your heart's content! Here's what I did here:
    - added a shipping tag by removing the string and inking the edge. I wrote a message with fine point marker and secured the tag to the canvas with glue. then I added a brad and button to the top of the tag.
    - Added heart cutouts in different shapes to the tag and corners. I cut them and inked the edges in green
    - Added gold dots around the edges of images with dimensional paint for glitz
    - Embossed a flourish in one corner with green

    Now you have a finished, personalized piece of art ready to hang, customizable in any way to fit your style!

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