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!

Scrapping Mom 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 :)

Penny Duncan Creations 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. :)