The Gravy Kids' great-grandfather turns 90 this week and we wanted to give him something special from the kids. I had seen a project a while ago which shared how using ModPodge and tissue paper on canvas created really great texture. That is, "great texture" at the expense of my sanity. File this one under "never again."
First, I gathered my materials:
Next, I slathered MP on the canvas first and then put the tissue on top, coating it once again:
What you won't see next is the part where the dye on the tissue bled EVERYWHERE. I was getting pretty frustrated, especially when this kept happening, too:
Once it was dried, I was disenchanted by the whole "great texture" which just looked like a giant mistake in my book. But, I carried on and had the kids put red paint on one hand to stamp the canvas. I'm usually a fan of high-contrast colors like the bright blue and red, but I thought that it all turned out somewhat gruesome looking:
Poppy will still love it.