Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous is yet once again hosting a Handmade Gift Exchange. When I found out about this wonderful opportunity, I jumped at the chance to participate. After exchanging a few emails with my exchange buddy, I was off to the races.
I decided to create a piece of wall art out of maps.
I started by tracing a heart onto my 6x6 inch canvas.
Then came the really fun part. I got to rip a map up into a ton of little pieces. I even let my little miss get in on the action! I used a map I had leftover from a wedding gift for one of my husband's college roommates.
As so frequently happens around here, I turned to the Mod Podge to make quick work of this project.
I applied a thin layer of Mo Podge to the canvas and spread out my map pieces. I made sure to break up the ocean blue from the street and park pieces.
After I finished filling in the heart, I put two coats of Mod Podge over it. I let the Mod Podge dry for about thirty minutes between coats.
I'm pretty in love with the final product. I hope my exchange buddy feels the same way!
If you'd like to see other projects made for the Homemade Gift Exchange, check out this link party and this Flickr group.