Turn a special bag into Art

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I had a friend who was carry around this bag at soccer, and I asked her if I could have it.  Being that my youngest daughter’s name is Lucille, I had to have this bag! ha ha

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I took it home and cut it out to the size of a small painted canvas.  I then adhered the cutout bag to the canvas with glue.  Once the glue was dry, I painted to layers of Modge Podge to the canvas.

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An OLD canvas painted NEW…

So when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, I did her room in butterflies and decided it was only appropriate to do some kind of butterfly art.  I painted a canvas pink with Plaid craft paint and then layered it with different types of pink colored tissue paper.  I then printed out a stencil and used white craft paint to do the flower/butterfly pattern.  It looked so great in her room, but change is upon us….

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So what did I do?

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I started by painting the canvas with leftover Rustoleum chalkboard paint.

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This is the canvas painted and drying!

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I then printed out letters from our computer and cut them out to make a stencil…

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Again, I took Plaid white acrylic craft paint and started to paint the stencils.

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I gently peeled off the paper stencil…

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and Viola…I am done!

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I have yet to finish the room and hang it somewhere, but that is a work in progress!

My new bird paintings…

So my goal was to find new bedding for my girls and to incorporate their bird paintings into the bedding.  I found this cute pattern at target and decided that the colors where so fitting, that I would just add some flowers to the tree.

(These are paintings that my mother-in-law and I did a few years back!) see here.

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I had to apply a few coats to the flowers, that was probably the most tedious part!

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I added a stitched pattern to the flower using a paint pen in white.

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SO here they are and I could not be more happy with the result!

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Happy Friday Everyone!