You have seen a photo of the kids play room here, but one thing that has been missing is artwork on the walls. 

I whipped up this piece yesterday.

handmade alphabet artwork


  • square canvas
  • acrylic paint
  • scrapbook paper
  • ribbon
  • sand paper
  • 2 x screw eyes
  • mod podge

How to make:

Coat the front of the canvas with a layer of mod podge.  Smooth the scrapbook paper over the top.  The paper will appear to bubble a little but don't worry.

Paint the sides of the canvas.

Lay the canvas front side (scrapbook paper side) down on a flat surface.  Place something heavy into the recess of the canvass on the back side to apply pressure.  Wait until dry.

Once dry, trim any overhanging sections of scrapbook paper (I had a few millimeters around that needed to be cut off).  Apply the second coat of paint around the sides of the canvas.  Leave to dry.

Take a piece of fine sandpaper and very gently sand the edges where the scrapbook paper meets the painted edges.  It will blend the paper into the canvas and paint and give it a worn look (see photo below).

Apply a layer of mod podge to the painted sides and over the front of the scrapbook paper.  Again, the scrapbook paper will appear to bubble, but don't worry, as it dries it does smooth out.

Once dry, wind the screw eyes into the top of the canvas and attach the ribbon. 

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Tonya Staab March 14, 2010 - 4:54 pm

I wish I could tell you where I purchased this particular paper, but it is one of those that I have been lugging around for some time in amongst my paper supply, it could have been purchased anywhere.

Nat March 14, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Super cute- where did you get that paper? I may do this in our play room- it needs some cuteness on the walls. 🙂

Mod Podge Amy March 14, 2010 - 5:59 pm

So fun!! I love this!!

Tiffany March 17, 2010 - 5:13 pm

I love this! I have a huge stash of cute paper that is crying out to me now. My playroom walls are in need of art, too. You are so creative. Thanks for the wonderful idea.


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