I want to start out by saying I’m by no means a decoupage expert. In fact, I don’t feel qualified to be giving the instructions but I did want to share the idea of this project with you!
I started with an 8×11 canvas, scrapbook paper, matte and satin mod podge, spray adhesive and a sponge brush. I ended up not using the spray adhesive. Also not pictured is the picture mat and ribbon (these were last minute adds). All supplies were purchased from Michaels.
I used the matte mod podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the canvas. I tried to smooth it out, however, I noticed a few bubbles. My brother (a civil engineer who apparently uses this stuff – go figure) told me it was best to use a roller but all I had was a sponge tip brush. Once it was dry, I brushed a layer of satin Mod Podge to give it a glossy finish.
I printed Lily’s initials in a couple of different font sizes and colors using Microsoft Word to help decided what I preferred. To create the monogram, I made the center letter bigger. I used a picture frame mat to give the artwork dimension. I secured the the mat and ribbon with hot glue.
Lastly, I painted the edges pink to finish it off. This could have been the first step but I didn’t mind getting a little of the paint on the paper. I still have a lot to learn about decoupage. What I didn’t tell you is I ripped off the paper twice because of the bubbles. My finished product isn’t perfect but it will do for now. I plan to give this another shot soon.
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