I had some cards left from the Art Crawl that did not sell. I wanted to preserve my cards that I made so in the future my kids can enjoy it, like I enjoy my mothers' oil paintings. Or maybe when I am in the nursing home, later in life, It will bring a little joy to my heart seeing what I did. Kind of like scrapbooking, just preserving our memories.
For a while I couldn't figure out what to do with them until yesterday, a light bulb went off. I modge podge each card, insides and out to canvas. I used Matte Finish Modge Podge.
I had crackled the little Christmas Bear image and that was just a weee bit testy but he looks great.
These two photos give you a idea of how big it is and how the texture still shows from the card.
I modge podge each card, insides and out to canvas. I used Matte Finish Modge Podge. I gently rubbed the card to get it to stick firmly to the canvas and then I modge podged over the top of each card. I did not do the pearls, ribbons, pins, or hard embellishments.
I had crackled the little Christmas Bear image before and that was just a weee bit testy but he looks great. Then I taped my mother-in-laws lace all around the canvas.
You can be messy, see it doesn't show, you have clear subtle texture on each card.
For my artsy signature I modge podged my business card onto the end.
I mounted it to my wall and now it is part of me for a very long time. This wall will get rearranged, I have to have everything painted in here first so for now that is where it will go. I need it to be symmetrical with the rest of the room.
This was so easy to do and cheap. My 24x32 piece of canvas was 50% off and so was the Matte Modge Podge. It took me 1 hour to put it all on and it dried quickly. Laying out the cards was harder than any of it.
I hope you are a little inspired by this to preserve your gorgeous cards that I see on your blogs. Why not enjoy them ourselves.