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.
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.
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.
- Modge Podge
- Acrylic paints
- 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. What do you think?