While antiquing with my daughter one day, we came across some old maps. I loved this one of the National Parks.
On the back of this United States map was maps of the individual National Parks. They were REALLY neat and I instantly knew that I wanted to put them on canvas. I bought a bunch of these gold & silver canvases from Michael's when they were on sale for 70% off, then I used a coupon on top of that. The 4-pack cost $2.29.
I used the silver ones. I started by painting the backs with an ivory acrylic paint because I wanted all of the silver covered.
Because the map was going to be centered on the canvas, I only painted a strip around the front of the canvas.
To give it a little character and an aged look, I went around the edges with brown ink.
I tore all the individual maps apart which was very easy to do because of the creases.
And because I am still totally in love with my vintage paper trimmer that I bought at The Junk Ranch Country Barn Sale in Prairie Grove, AR, I use it as much as possible! To give the edges a worn look, I tore them with the paper trimmer.
Next, I used trusty 'ol Mod Podge as a glue to adhere the map to the canvas.
Then another coat of Mod Podge on top to seal the map.
These were a lot of fun to make, I really enjoyed creating them! I made 11 of them in one afternoon. And here are a couple in my booth at Homeward Bound in Claremore, OK.
It's been great fun to be back to creating again! I'm grateful that I have a little more extra time now to do something I love to do. Getting paid for it is even better. =]
Thanks for stopping by friends! I'm still reading through my blog roll, trying to catch up with you all. I have missed out on so much and have missed YOU!
Have a delightful week~