Altered Canvas Tutorial?

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Altered Canvas Tutorial?

I have caught the altered canvas bug!!!!! Wink I found a quote today that has moved me so much that I HAVE to do an altered canvas of it! I am looking for a GOOD tutorial on how to do one. It will be my first one so I am a bit nervous!! Can anyone help me out?

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Lauren posted these instructions to me on a thread 2 weeks ago, hope it helps:

I don't know if there are tutorials anywhere...I just kinda started out by winging it and learning from my mistakes For wall canvases, I will either cut a piece of paper and used mod podge to glue it on or paint the background. Paint looks neater b/c with paper it is hard to cut it exactly and sometimes the canvas isn't quite even. Also, the paper sometimes gets bubbles underneath if the mod podge dries a little before you can stick it down.

Once you have the canvas painted or however you decide to do it, use mod podge on the back of the cricut cut out to adhere it to the canvas. Once you adhere all the paper cuts, then I put a coat of mod podge all over to seal it. You can do a second coat if you want...sometimes I miss a couple streaky spots and have to go over a few little places, if you know what I mean. I always use the sponge paint brushes to apply it.

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let me know if you want more info or a true tutorial, step by step with pics. thanks Stephanie for posting that...I was away for the weekend and could only check/post from my phone.

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WHat type of modge podge do you use?

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I had been using glossy or paper glossy, but DS's Cars canvases seemed too shiny and MIL always uses matte for her Christmas crafts...so for the name canvas for my friend I used matte and it looked better not being so shiny.

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Lauren, I actually noticed that when you posted. I did think the matte looked better, but I thought it was just from the photos you took (less camera glare).

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well the pic i took of the name canvas was before i mod podge'd it...i ran out of time to finish it and had to mod podge it when we got to my parents' house Lol it had a little sheen to it but definitely not shiny like the cars wall art