Collaborative Hearts on Canvas

Looking for a collaborative project that creates a colorful, finished work of art?

Try my favorite combo of Sharpies on dry wax paper, decoupaged to a stretched canvas and you are guaranteed some pretty amazing results. Sharpies make the color super bright, and the dry wax paper will hug the canvas in a way that nothing else does. Perfect for school auctions, fundraisers and special gifts.

 

MATERIALS
• Canvas, stretched, 16″ x 20″ shown
• Pencil, ruler
• Dry wax paper, as found in restaurant supply stores
• Sharpie markers, brush type recommended
• White glue
• Brush
• Spray sealer or Mod Podge

DIRECTIONS

1. Decide the size of your panels, and draw guidelines lightly with a pencil.

 

 

2. Draw rectangles on the dry wax paper the size of each panel.
Students draw a heart with markers and color in. Overlapping scribbling are encouraged.

 

 

3. All the hearts are cut out and arranged on the canvas as desired.

 

 

4. Using a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water, decoupage each panel in place.
Be sure to wet the canvas first, then both sides of the paper, and then attach.
When in place, smooth out with your fingers to eliminated bubbles.

 

 

5. When complete, check again for bubbles and smooth with fingers if you see any. Let dry. Apply a spray or paint sealer such as Mod Podge to add a shine at the end. It will protect the art and make the colors more vibrant as well.

 

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