Vision Boards On Canvas

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Creating your vision board on canvas. Yassss! Video included. There's been a lot of buzzing about vision boards lately. Especially when I scoped about my canvas vision boards. Here's the scope where I discussed how to get these done.

I'm working on a new one and hope to share it with you soon. In the meantime, if you have a board, I want to see it! Share the image and tag me (I'm @MyMamihood on all social channels).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0gAxkma4_s

For more details and pics on my boards, check out this post!

Vision Boards On Canvas

The other day I got a text from my girl, Chandra. We were talking vision boards when she sent me an image of one on canvas. I hadn't seen that before! I was in the process of creating "art" for my room and thought "why not a vision board?". I've had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted for my room and this proved to be the perfect thing.

Create your own art with canvas and paints.

Recent Post: Vision Boards on Canvas with Video

I'm a fan of crafty things and of course, firmly believe that you should take an idea and do with it whatever you'd like. So this isn't necessarily a "how to" but more of a "do you" post.

I went to Michael's where I found canvas on sale (woohoo!). I then had a crazy idea that maybe I could use scrapbook paper to give the board some depths. I also got lucky in the scrapbook section and found big stickers with wonderful phrases that resonated with me.

Creating Vision Boards on Canvas

The key ingredient here is the Modge Podge. Don't know what it is? It's magic, that's what! I used Modge Podge and canvas when I did pictures of my mom that hang beautifully in my home and of course, I've been a fan ever since.

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  • Canvas
  • Modge Podge
  • Acrylic paints
  • Brushes
  • Stickers
  • Cut up pictures/sayings from magazines

First, I set about figuring out which phrases I liked and then started laying them out on the board as I felt they fit.

I shifted things around as needed and once I found a place, I pulled out the Modge Podge, slathered it on (carefully) and then pressed down on the canvas.

You have to be careful with paper because I had one piece of scrapbook paper that did not make it (I might've gotten generous with the podging).

I then added the stickers where appropriate (some I had to brush Modge Podge on so they could stick).

Once all images were set where I wanted them, I applied Modge Podge to the entire canvas. When wet, you'll think you ruined everything because it will be hazy white. But Modge Podge actually dries clear. This will give your canvas a "ohmaigaah, she actually just painted this!!!!" feel. But we all know better.

I don't know if I have a favorite. I love all the words and the few images I used.

I got board happy and actually created three boards and some smaller ones that I painted prior to adding the stickers to give the wall depth and pull in the colors from my bed onto the wall.

I'm BEYOND ecstatic and can't wait to do more of these. The best part? My vision boards are no longer relegated to the back of my desk or a corner of the room. They are featured prominently and double as a beautiful work of art.  SAMSUNG CSCWhat do you think?

Creating a Vision Book

I love vision boards. Something about working on my vision that excites me. Being able to see it come to life is motivational. What I don't love is that once the board is done, it's done. I don't know about you but I get lots of great ideas after the fact. Things happen throughout the year, things that I want to focus on once I meet those goals.

A while back I found these Smash Books. I loved the idea of having something that had room for all of my creative/random thoughts throughout a period of time. Once I used the book as a vision board substitute for middle school girls, I knew I'd found my new thing.

I have a Vision Board on Pinterest. I love it. Mainly because I can go through it when things are a little off and inspire myself. I can also keep adding all the images and quotes that inspire and motivate me since after my last vision board, I was left wanting to add more.

I wanted needed a new start as 2014 rounded the corner. If I am to transcend, then I want clarity in my thoughts and intentions. And so, I created my vision book. I got lots of you guys commenting about the Instagram images I put up. It was so easy, I wanted to share it with you.

I got my Smash Book, copied some of my favorite quotes from my Pinterest board to PowerPoint where I resized and printed them. I also wrote out certain words that I wanted to print out (like my goals). Once that was all done, the scissor work began.

I cut out all of the things I'd printed out and set about figuring out where each piece would be placed. That was the hardest part. But it also made me think hard about the words and the intentions behind them. How was I going to bring these inspiring words together to make magic?

I sat in a quiet space, added my energy, hopes, thoughts and dreams for the new year to my space and came out with this.

I have already written in some crazy goals that I hope to complete this year. Have you ever worked on a vision board? How do you keep yourself motivated/accountable?

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