Before I saw this retro card with the quote, "I am only as strong as the coffee I drink & the hairspray I use," it didn't occur to me to put the words "coffee" and "hairspray" together in the same sentence. Maybe it's the image that makes it work -- take a close look at the stylish woman with the fancy hairdo and a cup o' joe in her hand. And get the pearls! I always thought pearls went more with martinis...what do I know.
Here is my list of "ingredients" for this canvas collage (or is it a collaged canvas?):
And the instructions are so E-Z:
1. Paint the canvas edges about 1/2" in and along edges of panel.
2. Apply scrapbook paper, using Mod Podge. Let dry.
3. Position card at an angle and Mod Podge in place.
4. Mod Podge over entire surface.
5. Add embellishments, using hot glue gun and Mod Podge.
Here are a few close-ups showing details.
Stamped image onto clear tag. It reads:
[I placed a rhinestone to check coffee.]
Acrylic tag tied to metal paper clip, added buttons.
Layered flowers, metal tag, "Born and Brewed in California"
cut from a coffee gift card holder;
"Coffee Run!" stamped on canvas striped ribbon; buttons.
Ribbons and torn gift card holder layered under flowers and brad;
Pearls added to woman's image to accent necklace and earring.
Tab punched from coffee sleeve, embellished with ric rac and brads.
Stamped coffee definition and cup image onto canvas sticker;
metal coffee cup button added.
And now it's ready to hang on a wall or place on a small easel adding a flair to any coffee room!
In fact, I decided to add this collage to my Etsy shop.
If you're interested in purchasing this one-of-a-kind art collage,
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