Thursday, May 20, 2010

Worthy of a talent show....

Does your child's art ever pile up over months and months? You don't have the space or money to frame every piece and hang it up, but you don't have the heart to throw it away? Well here is an inexpensive and space economical idea that my daughter and I came up with.

We bought a large canvas on sale at our local craft store and I let her just go at it painting shapes on it with regular old bottled acrylics. She had a blast and the only rule was to not leave any white.

Then she chose which art pieces that she wanted to 'display' on the canvas. We cut them all out and decoupaged them directly onto the painted canvas. To finish it off, since mod podge tends to be a bit tacky (and sometimes collects a lot of dust) we covered it with a coat of clear semi-gloss lacquer.

She is so proud of her masterpiece and is going to display it at a church talent show this weekend.

The bonus for me is that I have a new LARGE piece of art for my kids 'art wall' in my office, and it didn't break the bank!!

I am going to link this up to Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest.


Wendy said...

Very fun!!! She looks so proud!!

Zuzana said...

What a lovely piece of art! My aunt did the same thing with her kids when they were small.;)
Have a great Friday Holly,

Jane said...

It's a real time capsule too! Beautiful colors and a beautiful young lady!

Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life said...

That is a really great idea! I just finished hanging a framed art wall in our play room for my girls' artwork.

Wish I had seen this before then, I might had them make one as the centerpiece of the wall!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Holly -
Your daughter is lovely. What a great idea,I'm sorry to say that most of my children's art and school papers from when they were young are all in boxes.

Stop by my blog...I have a little something for you :)
♥ Toni

Kasey said...

how sweet.
btw..your new looks is fabulous.

Nishant said...

She looks so proud!!
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