Recently I (Mara) visited one of my favorite (and my budget’s least favorite) stores, Hobby Lobby, looking for a new project to give my creative side some love. While wandering aimlessly through craft heaven, I was skimming through a DIY book I found at the front of the store. One of the projects was a multi-media canvas collage using a bird. Birds are all the rage now (or so I like to think). Needless to say, I was inspired. I grabbed a small 8×10 canvas (4.99) and looked for some fun vintage looking scrap book paper to use (1.00). I found the perfect piece with bird and all. I then headed down the spray paint aisle. Spray Paint is about 10x faster than a paint brush for the right project. I picked out a can of Rust-oleum American Accents in Heirloom White and then get ready for this….Valspar’s Crackle Top Coat. I had seen the Crackle Coat on a few blogs where DIYers impressively did a Cinderella makeover on an old piece of furniture. It was a little pricey but I plan to use it on some furniture projects in the future. I wasn’t sure how spray paint would work on canvas but I was about to find out. Luckily, I already had some Modge Podge and craft paint at home that I planned on using as well. Below I have photographed the process for you, in case you would like to dive into to your own multi-media project.
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