Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mapping It Out: More Mod Podge Fun

I found this awesome map on ages ago.
I have always wanted a map for my kids to look at and this seemed pretty
school age worthy to me.  So I decided finally to order it!

Because I have an addiction to Mod Podge, and a plethora of unused canvases from my art fair days, 
I decided that was the route.  The map was 36 inches by 24 inches, the exact size of a canvas I had laying around!  I buy all of my pre-stretched canvas from

Secrets of the task:
Maps are most likely very thin.  I new it would wrinkle up when it got the slightest bit wet, but I was gambling on the fact that I could make it look cool.  I ended up lucky, because it does! 

First I painted the edges of my canvas black.  Then I applied Mod Podge to one end of the canvas and carefully lined up the map with the edge.  I smooth my map only at the edge with Mod Podge.  Every couple of inches, I would add more Mod Podge to my canvas surface and slowly smooth a little more of the map onto the canvas.  Once the Mod Podge was dry, I dry-brushed with dark gray paint over all of the wrinkles . 
It adds dimension, and makes me love my map even more!

 Do you love our earth as much as I do?



Lissa (Bellenza) said...

What a clever technique! This can be used to make a pretty "art print" out of any image you like. Great gift idea!

Sassy said...

I love this map. It is funky AND educational!