Here’s a DIY that’ll add a pop of color to your home! This statement art piece is simple yet impactful and sophisticated. We love how the finished piece has an abstract watercolor feel without the stress of using watercolors! Make it in a large size like we did or in a smaller size to add to a gallery wall. We chose a soft pastel and metallic palette but the color combinations are truly endless! You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can transform any room with this new piece of art!
4-5 sheets of Tissue Paper
Matte Modge Podge
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Cut. Cut each piece of tissue into strips. There is no set size for these! Our strips were about 1″ wide and ranged from 3″-6″ long. The easiest way we found to cut the tissue was to fold it in half over and over until we got a small square size. We then used the paper cutter to trim off each edge to get rid of the folds then simply cut the square into strips.
Plan. Layout a strip of each color to decide on your pattern.Glue. Starting at the top, use your foam brush to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the top, side, edges and front of the canvas. Don’t cover the entire canvas at once since the Modge Podge will dry out and you’ll just have to reapply again!
Place. Place a strip of tissue onto the canvas and wrap it around the top. If you like the more abstract look that we achieved, then vary the heights at which you place the strips. Continue this process along the entire top of the canvas, applying Modge Podge as you go. To help the corners lay flat, simply snip a vertical cut into the tissue piece on the edge, flatten one half down towards the back of the canvas and the other half down onto the top of the canvas.
Repeat. Continue this same process on your entire canvas, overlapping the previous color. You may want to make some layers shorter than others. To do this, simply trim your strips to a shorter size before applying them to the canvas. Don’t forget to wrap tissue around the side of the canvas to give it a finished look!
Final Coat. When you’ve covered the entire canvas with tissue, apply another thin layer of Modge Podge to the whole canvas to make sure all of the edges are smooth and to give the canvas a nice even finish.
Dry. When you’ve covered the entire canvas leave it to dry overnight. In the morning wake up and marvel at your new piece of art!
Photography by: Laurelyn Savannah Photography