DIY Tissue Paper Art Canvas

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Making your own tissue paper art canvas is a great way to save a little money while still being creative. Learn about do it yourself tissue paper art canvases with help from an artist, designer and creative entrepreneur in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Cherish Flieder, designer of somethingtocherish.com. Today, I'm excited to show you how you can take an ordinary canvas and make your own DIY art canvas using tissue paper. So to begin, you're going to want to select the art canvas that you're going to use for this project, and the tissue paper design that you're going to use. And cut it so that way it'll wrap around just the sides. You can kind of follow the canvas as it's already stapled down to the wood here, and that will give you a good guide on how far you can go over. It doesn't have to be perfect but this will give you an idea. It's kind of like wrapping a Christmas present. I'm also going to be using some decoupage Mod Podge in a satin finish as well as a flat synthetic brush for a nice smooth feeling to the brush strokes, and some water. We're going to coat the canvas with the decoupage paste here. I'm also going to get these sides prepped as well so that way they're all ready to go when it's time to wrap around the sides of the canvas. Carefully place your tissue paper underneath and you could either do it this way and put it down like this or you could, if you want to see what you're doing a little bit more you can put it down like this. So I'm going to go ahead and show it to you this way. I think there's a little bit more control here so that way you can avoid the bubbles. So now, starting from the inside out I'm going to push out any wrinkles or bubbles. It is tissue paper so it will wrinkle and bubble a little bit and that's actually part of the look that we want to get. So that's okay. Alright, so now we're going to go ahead and fold those at the sides. I'm going to do opposing sides at once and then the other two. I always like to have the little folds to be on the same side, instead of having one here and one over here. So it makes a nicer presentation. Okay, so now that we have a plan for how the folds are going to go I'm going to go ahead and add some more decoupage and we want to get inside of these little creases a little bit, as well as around the frame itself. You may also want to add a little bit extra underneath the flaps to make sure everything seals down along the back properly. What you would pretty much do, after this dries, you're going to want to take some more of your Mod Podge and create a nice seal for the top. I'm Cherish, and I hope you learned a few little tips on how you can create your own DIY tissue paper art canvas. Go live life to the fullest and make it something to Cherish.

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