“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
– Pablo Picasso
Art is subjective. If I happen to like a piece of art does not mean that someone else will. There is no question to the fact that art can be many things and instill many moods in different people. Art comes in many forms there is not a one-size-fits-all. Posters are art. Sculptures are art. Art takes many forms.
Recently I wanted to create a piece of art without going out to buy expensive paints and brushes. Ever been in a creative mood and need to express yourself? I know the feeling. Looking through my containers of random crafts I found enough stuff to attempt a project.
- Scrapbook paper
- Black paint
- Mod Podge
- Tacky Glue
- Foamy Brushes
I painted the canvas black with the idea to glue a design made out of scrapbook paper. After looking up a couple of different designs from Pinterest I chose the flower pattern. I opted for a flower pattern that I didn’t end up making! Cutting up approximately thirty petals I realized that my canvas was too small for this project. It was decided to take another route: still a flower but with hearts.
I think it came out really nice and I’m proud to be sharing it! Now to begin on our project!
Paint your canvas your preferred color. Black worked here because 1: only black was available and 2: the scrapbook paper is black and beige.
Cut several sheets of scrapbook paper into hearts or whatever shape you choose. Circles would be wonderful as well! I folded my scrapbook paper in half and cut hearts that way to try and keep them symmetrical. Utilizing different shapes and sizes gives it more appeal!
Figure out where you want to place your flower and start constructing the pattern. Figure out where you want to put the pieces before you start glueing!
Use the tacky glue to start glueing the pieces to the canvas. The best way to go about this is to glue only the bottom part of the hearts that way you can slip more hearts under. I started at the center and worked my way out. Do what makes you comfortable!
Use the tacky glue to fixate the button in the middle. Adding the button wasn’t my original plan but it pulled the heart together!
Using a foamy brush gently use the mod podge across the canvas and scrapbook paper. This step is totally optional! To make the flower look 3D skip right over this part. Any chance it could get damaged then I suggest using the mod podge to seal it to the canvas.
That is it! Take your nifty piece of artwork and hang it up on the wall or gift it to someone who would appreciate it! I’ll be honest — I took my sweet time creating this. I watched a whole lot of Netflix while I tried to figure out what design to make. As a result I binge watched the entire season of Stranger Things!
Art cannot be forced but arts and crafts is. DIY projects are a great way to express your creativity! Since a project can become as diverse as you want it to be go crazy with it. I encourage everyone to get creative and make your project reflect you.
I’m thinking of creating some silhouette art with scrapbook paper. Might even do a crayon canvas! Flaunt your artwork in the comments I would love to see it!