Pup Art

Time: 4-5 Hours

Supplies: 

  • 1. Dog Wrapping Paper
  • 2. Variety of Canvases & Wooden Plaques
  • 3. Decoupage Medium 
  • 4. Black Paint 
  • 5. Scissors 

 

Directions:

  • 1. Go to the Paper Source store or their site --
  • 2. Paint all  canvases and wooden plaques black 
  • 3. Let dry while cutting out the different dog pictures
  • 4. Decoupage each dog picture onto the wood or canvas surface. 
  • 5. Let dry completely
  • 6. Optional: Paint glossy finish or use decoupage medium over the pictures again. 
  • 7. Touch up black paint. 

 

 

**Tip:  Paper Source has a variety of different wrapping papers that are perfect for little projects such as this. I am not big on promoting certain stores or products, but Paper Source is an all time favorite of mine. :-)

Come on! $3.95 for a multitude of pictures is quite the steal. Of course, there are lots of  pictures like this that  are open stock and available for free. Yet, it is more cost effective to save my printer ink and paper for other crafts. 

** Tip: Sponge the decoupage medium onto the back of the picture instead of the canvas or wooden surface to avoid air bubbles.  When placing the image down, make sure to smooth from the center outward.  

 

**Tip: The decoupage medium is best applied with a  sponged applicator tool.  (See picture)

I suggest avoiding the gimmicky application tools that entice you with bright colors & fantastic project ideas. Save that money for a better decoupage medium. 

I visit one craft store frequently that runs a 20 for $1 sale about once a month. It is a great sale for me to stock up my inventory. 

Additionally, these applicators are more or less disposable. I am guilty of being a tad lazy when it comes to thoroughly rinsing out glue from brushes, so I am fond of disposable tools when working with adhesives.