Monday Made It Linky

I finally made something and I'm so excited to be joining the Monday Made It linky over at 4th Grade Frolics. There are so many creative and clever teachers out there!  Reading the posts from this linky is always so inspirational!

I am down to 2 weeks left before preplanning week. I think it's time to get myself in gear and bust a move on my school stuff. Working under pressure has always been my way. I tend to waste my spare time! LOL!
All summer long I had this project on my mind. I wanted to create something crafty for my classroom and as a gift for my BFF and my sister, both teachers. I decided on this class motto canvas art. Here are the three finished projects:

This is a SUPER SUPER simple project. I started with a blank canvas and some paints. I chose blue/green colors for my background. You might chose to use scrapbook paper as an alternative to the paint when covering the entire canvas. If you do that I suggest using Mod Podge as a glue and clear coat for the paper. I use it often on my projects.

I gathered some scrapbook/craft materials that I had on hand. I hoard have a collection of stickers, embellishments, glitter, ribbons, buttons, brads, etc. so I am set for a project like this one.

After painting the canvas, I added background paper as an additional element. I had some scrapbook paper on hand that looks like notebook paper. I tore the edges and used Mod Podge to glue it to the canvas.  I decided on a motto or a set of ideals for the classroom. Looking at all the subway art out there gave me some ideas, as well. All three are different because that is just how I roll! LOL!  My favorite part of this project is that I can mix and match the stickers and not have to worry about it being perfect. I like the look of it all.  After you have all the stickers in place, go over it all with another coat of Mod Podge to seal it in and to secure the stickers. 
I may add additional embellishments, but I'm not sure yet. I like it the way it is. I can't wait to hang it up in my classroom! Hope my sis and BFF like their gifts.

Here is another canvas art project that I made for my home. I took the photo of my kids at the beach when they were younger and it's always been one of my favorites. 
Can't wait to check out all the craftiness today!! 


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