My friend Kiri got married recently, and I wanted to make her a small canvas memento from her beautiful bird-themed wedding invitation.
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I began by creating a soft background, blending blue, green, and white paints. I love using a sponge brush for this. Using the tip of the brush, I brushed linear white streaks.
While the paint dried, I cut out shapes from the invitation (cream paper) and the invitation envelope (blue paper) using my favourite Fiskars punches, various sizes of the Square-Licious squeeze punch and the extra large Round ‘n Round squeeze punch.
The invitation featured die-cut birds, so when I layered it on top of the blue envelope, the birds really popped.
Using Mod Podge and an additional sponge brush, I layered the punched paper pieces and a larger cut of the original invitation.
I had forgotten to take a picture after the Mod Podge dried, but after drying, the majority of the paper bubbles had settled and flattened. There were a few issues with the large piece of the invitation, but this was primarily because the invitation had gotten wet in my purse on the wedding day (it rained briefly, delaying the ceremony, but it all worked out in the end for the outdoor ceremony).