This project came about by accident–it started out as one thing, and turned into something else completely. I started out by wanting to find scrapbook paper to cover 11×14 canvas boards for the nursery. I looked and looked, but nothing stood out. Then I decided to try the fabric store, and searched through my favorite designers to no avail. I loved a lot of the things I looked at, but nothing seemed quite right.
One night I had some tissue paper that I gift had been wrapped in laying by my bed. It was darling–white with large, brown polka dots. I was hit with sudden inspiration, and decided to try it. It could have gone either way–tissue paper is really fragile, and I wasn’t sure how it would do with Mod Podge in this certain circumstance, but it was worth a try.
It ended up turning out exactly the way I imagined, but I soon realized that it wouldn’t work with the vinyl letters I had planned on using on top. So, I decided to make it into a picture frame instead, and it ended up being the perfect thing for the nursery!
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED:
-Art canvas board (I used 11×14)
-Tissue paper of choice (Make sure you have enough to cover canvas board and overlap the edges by an inch or two. You can always use scrapbook paper as well.)
-Mod Podge and foam brush
-Photo of choice (I used 5×7, I wanted a large border.)
-Apply light layer of Mod Podge to canvas board.
-Gently lay tissue paper on board, and smooth from center out. (My tissue paper was already crumpled, so I squished it into a ball, then smooth it out so it would look like it was meant to be crumpled—just gave it a slightly different look.)
-Apply another light coat of Mod Podge on the top of the tissue paper, going slowly and being very careful not to rip the paper.
-Using scissors, trim the edges of the tissue paper to the edge of the canvas board.
-Taking your brush, use a small amount of Mod Podge to smooth any rough edges made by the scissors.
-Let dry completely.
-Mod Podge your picture to the center of the board and let dry.