As you guys know, I’m about to move into a new apartment! Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to make things that I can hang on the walls in my bedroom, like the chevron canvas, wire bulletin board, and window mirror I have already finished. I saw a tutorial for a puff-paint doily on Pinterest (of course) that I thought was creative and cute, but I didn’t really have any use for a doily, let alone one made out of puff-paint. Instead of using it as an actual doily, I decided to put it on a canvas!
Start by printing out a picture of a doily. I just Google image searched for one. You could also use a real doily if you have one, but I don’t have any. Instead, I printed out my picture to fit on a 9 x 12 canvas and put it inside a gallon-sized plastic bag, but I’d recommend using wax paper.
Trace the image with puff-paint and let it dry. I left mine overnight.
The next morning I tried to peel it off of the plastic, which was a little tricky and why I’d use wax paper next time. I painted my canvas with a light blue, pearlescent paint and then dry brushed it with navy.
I was going to leave the doily white, but when I put it on top of the canvas I didn’t like the way it looked, so I painted it navy. After that was dry, I mod-podged it onto the canvas and it was finished!
I love the slightly 3-D look the puff-paint gives the canvas. This would be a great technique to use for any design on a bunch of different surfaces. Let me know if you try it!