Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Beeswax decorative napkin canvases



While I was downstairs doing laundry this afternoon I started poking around in some of boxes that I have art supplies in. I came across my small electric pot that I melt beeswax in, the container of beeswax, and brush that I use just for beeswax. In another box I found decorative napkins. I had the small square canvases that came from Michael's that are sold in the kids section for $1.00. I went to spray gesso over the football and soccer ball images that were on the canvas, but nothing came out of the can that had never been used. So, I found a bottle of gold lumiere paint, and gave the canvas 2 coats of paint. I then decoupaged the napkins onto the canvas. When the mod podge was dried; I then added a coat of beeswax. To smooth out the beeswax I used my heat gun. On the chinese bird canvas I added chunky, copper glitter and foil. The glare from the flash made them appear real bright when I downloaded the picture. I also added a coin.

9 comments:

Sherri Auld said...

The canvases are great-you are so talented!

Anonymous said...

These canvases are absolutely beautiful

Barbara Hagerty said...

Both of them are beautiful, Elaine!!

Susan said...

These turned out well! Great work and a whole lot more fun than doing laundry!
Susan

Robin said...

What beautiful canvases! Much better than doing laundry :)

Anonymous said...

Elain these look FANTASTIC ma'am!!!!! How FUN!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Those look GREAT, Elaine!! So pretty...love the colors in these!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Very beautiful!

Chrystal S said...

Oh my gosh! These are so great looking! I just love them. :)