Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mini Modern Art

I asked the girls if they wanted to make something for Dada for Father’s Day. They said they waited to draw him a monkey and an astronaut. Behold…

What, you don’t see it? Maybe if you look at it this way…


I had two pieces of wood that I picked up at the thrift store. I cut two pieces of white fabric just slightly bigger than the wood, squirted out some fabric paint, and let them have at it.

While they painted their “canvases”, I sanded the wood then I painted the sides. I chose a sage green color, as I thought using pink or turquoise would be too Miami Vice-y.

When everything dried, I trimmed off the excess from their canvas and applied a layer of Fabric Mod Podge to the wood and a thin layer to the back of the canvas.

Then when that was dry, I applied a DISChanger to the back of the wood for hanging.

And you’re done. Super easy…I had everything on hand and it took longer to wait for everything to dry than the actual doing. And we have two little pieces of modern art to cherish for always.

That was pretty much the girls’ actual contributions to We Love Dada Week, though they did give their input on our next project. Come on back tomorrow to check it out!



  1. i see it ;)
    very cute idea!!


  2. hmm.. maybe if i really squinted a bit more... maybe... well, maybe.. maybe not.. but i'm sure they are just shy and playing hide and go seek, right? it's like where's waldo, right? ;) they did a great job though, picasso would be impressed! :)

  3. Steph, your girls are taking after you being artistic! Great pieces of work! -YY


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