Thursday, February 27, 2014

Black tree on white canvas

Make this beautiful tree craft using  branches and paper towel rolls and of course home made Canvas. The best thing about this project is that you don't have to buy anything . Collect some branches from park and save few paper towel rolls( you will need 1 to 2  rolls depending on the design ). This tree  will look pretty on your wall and doesn't cost anything if you like to save things for recycling like i do.

what you need
Paper towel roll, pencil, scissor, black paint, paint brush, glue, branches ,Canvas

How you make this 

Mark parallel lines on paper towel  roll with pencil  about half an inch wide and cut along lines.cut one side as shown in picture below making it a long strip. 

Paint these strips black and let dry.Wrap  one edge of the strip using small paint brush  to curl it, hold it for few seconds  before releasing  .Glue the outer edge of the spiral to the centre.let dry

Glue branches on Canvas and press for few seconds, you can design whatever way you want your tree to look.Put  it like that on your wall, i think it looks pretty like this way also without leaves,  or add some leaves  like i did .
This is a close view of black leaves on Canvas.Glue the paper towel roll spiral on branches.

This is a side view of the tree

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to make Canvas at Home

Cardboard+Toilet paper = Canvas 
Yes that is how  i made my canvas. I didn't want to buy canvas from market so looked for other options. I thought to give this idea a try and It turned out to be very nice and i did not purchase anything for this project.

                What u need
Cardboard, toilet paper, glue,mod podge,  brush, egg carton, stapler, scissor
Cut the cardboard about your desired size.Next apply mod podge using brush and place one layer of toilet paper over cardboard covering it all. Let it dry
 Apply another coat of mod podge and place another layer of toilet paper over it. smooth out any bumps, air bubbles using brown paper bag or any other thick paper, be careful not to smooth directly using your hands as it is still wet and will tear easily. Let dry
Glue four sides of back of the cardboard and  wrap the remaining toilet paper around the back of the cardboard.
 backside of the cardboard should look like this
Cut the top part of the egg carton and staple its edges inwards making a rectangle shape 
Glue the egg carton on the back side of the cardboard, press it for a while and then put some heavy object like book over it so that it sticks on the cardboard, i placed my laptop on it and it glued very well.
I made one big and two small canvas for my new project and this is how they look on my wall.