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Kitchen Canvas Picture

An easy way to create new wall decorations for any room in the house is by applying paper napkins to stretched canvas pictures. Here an extra step was taken to create an antique looking picture by adding a crackling medium to the canvas.



Kitchen Canvas Picture 1

For this project you will need:

- stretched canvas 40 x 40 cm
- paper napkins or tissues with kitchen motif like the napkin in the image

- white acrylic paint
- dark contrast color (blue acrylic paint was used in this case but the color will depend on the basic color of the napkin you are
- cracking medium
- soft wide paintbrushes
- paper napkin applique glue or decoupage glue of choice


1. First you will base coat your canvas in the dark contrast color.
2. Once your canvas is dry, paint it with a coat of cracking medium and let it dry overnight.
3. Here comes the fun part! Once the cracking medium is dry, take your wide soft paint brush and dip it into the white paint. Stroke in one direction over the cracking medium. Immediately you will notice the paint starting to crack. Do not stroke the paint over the same place twice or the effect will be ruined. Continue until the canvas is covered. Put aside to dry. 
4. Once the paint is dry, you can continue with the decoupage techinque. Cut the paper napkin quarter and discard all but the top layer and follow the tutorial here to apply the napkin to the canvas. Let the decoration dry completely before hanging.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Applique or Decoupage Technique


Kitchen Canvas Picture 2
The early bird catches the worm. A perfect motif for a kitchen.





A Selection of Summer Crafts

Picture Frame Decorated With Straws

Kitchen Canvas Picture

Sunflower Bookmarker

Antique Flower Pots

Altered Cookie Tin

Beautiful Votive with Glass Nuggets

Decoupage Utility Can

Tealight Lantern for the Summer

Patriotic Mosaic Coaster

Summer Flower Pot

Kitchen Canvas Picture



More Craft Themes:

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Summer General Crafts

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

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