Create Mod Podge Canvas Art

Create Mod Podge Canvas Art

I know, I know…It has taken me forever to finally post my Mod Podge art project that I’ve been talking about for months. Well, folks, I finally have it finished, on the wall, and photographed!

For those of you who are new, check out this post on how to create your own wall art using Mod Podge, by one of our contributors, Suzanne. (her bio coming soon) I am VERY pleased on how it turned out and think it is a great addition to our home.

Like Suzanne, I used 12 x 12 canvases. I painted the sides a dark brown, then used Mod Podge to glue scrapbook paper to the front of the canvases. I covered it all in Mod Podge to give it a glossy look. Suzanne used a foam brush to get a flawless, smooth look, but I actually used a paintbrush which added stroke marks that I liked because it looks more like a painting. I purchased my canvases at, recommended by Suzanne, and bought all other supplies at Hobby Lobby. The scrapbook paper was actually on sale at the time of the project and was dirt cheap!

Creating the artwork was the easy part. Hanging in a perfect pattern was difficult because each canvas is not exactly the same measurement. You honestly have to eyeball it as best as you can and make lots of mistakes before getting it right. I remembering cussing and sweating a lot.Overall, this was an inexpensive way to decorate a wall, and you can fit to whatever style you like. The scrapbook paper comes in countless styles, patterns, and colors. We like a little modern flair in our home, so that’s why I chose those particular colors and pattern.I would love to see your Mod Podge artwork! Suzanne even went beyond wall art in this post. You can pretty much Mod Podge anything that doesn’t breathe! Please email your Mod Podge art/crafts/projects to

Happy Mod Podging!!!

Create Mod Podge Canvas Art

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm, as well as a thriving essential oil business.

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16 Responses to “Create Mod Podge Canvas Art”

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    jennifer — April 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I love it i am definetly gonna give it a try i am not very crafty but i realy want to be.You did a really good job.I’ll send you a pic when i get it done.


  2. #
    Donna — April 2, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I LOVE it!!
    I know exactly what wall I need this for!


  3. #
    Kelly — April 2, 2009 at 2:04 am

    i love it!!! very impressive!


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    Amy {Mom Spark/Mom Made That!} — April 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you!

    I’m dying to see yours!


  5. #
    amykiane — April 2, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    this is awesome!


  6. #
    gingerlyspice — January 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Super cool! Thanks for sharing!


  7. #
    Mel — January 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

    What a great idea! Simple too…. I love it.:)


    • Mom Spark replied: — January 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 am

      Glad you like it!


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    linda — September 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    i bought some canvases and scrap book paper for my wallart. My first few canvases i used spray adhesive and spray modge podge and the paper started wrinkling. Next i used all paint on modge podge but the same thing happened. It was wrinkle free when i adhered it but wrinkled when i applied the modge podge. My next attempt i used spray adhesive then the paint on modge podge and again wrinkles. My last one i just used spray adhesive and one coat spray modge podge but it just looks like scrapbook paper on canvas not a canvas picture. Help!!


    • Mom Spark replied: — September 24th, 2012 @ 11:47 am

      How thick was the scrapbook paper? I used a thick paper on mine.


      • linda replied: — September 24th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

        Just regular scrapbook paper. Not really thick but the one piece that turned out well was thicker. Have u tried the printing of a picture on tissue and puting that on canvas? any hints or suggestions?

        • Mom Spark replied: — September 25th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

          I would use thick paper only to avoid wrinkling. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!


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