My walls were still bare after living in the same house for 2 years. It was time for a change so I decided I would make my own art. I started by buying a blank canvas at Micheals, some Modge Podge and a book from Salvation Army I got for 35cents.
While I let the canvas dry, I started cutting out various circle shapes.
Once the paint was completely dry, I started gluing the circles in various positions.
I decided to leave a bit of the canvas blank and honestly at this point I had had enough! The very last step was applying 2 coats of Modge Podge all over the canvas. At this step, I learned lesson #1 - paper circles need to be properly glued to avoid bubbling and curling. Thank god the paper is old so it kinda blends in.
Lesson #2 was a bit more difficult. As we were hanging the canvas on the wall, I noticed that the canvas was warped. I'm not sure why I didn't notice this earlier. After an hour and a half, my boyfriend finally figured out a way to hang so it wouldn't show. Phew!
As you can see, I'm no expert at making art collages but it's still a great way to add a bit of character to your walls for under $30.
Thanks tangente! I have a suggestion for the warping issue. For those worried about the canvas panel warping, you could use canvas that is stretched over stretcher bars. This will most-likely elevate your cost a little bit, but will solve the warping issue.