a little mod podge (continued)

12:00 AM

So remember our Christmas gift to the grandparents of all the grandkids? Well, that technique of using mod podge to glue a photo to a canvas was the theme of my Christmas handmade crafting. It’s quite funny to me because I’m the least talented in the area of painting on canvas. Thankfully I had my sister-in-law to help me out a bit.

tree canvas

tree firmly planted

leaf does not wither

For these projects, I used a photo I took in Africa of an acacia tree. I love the acacia trees. First, I made an art piece with Psalm 1:3 on it for my brother and his wife. It’s simple and maybe a little reminder for him of us on the other side of the world. :)

handmade clock

leaves of the tree

For my father-in-law, I used the same photo and made a clock. I’ve never made a clock before. It was so easy and fun. I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last clock I make. I’ve pinned some pretty cool ideas.

Did you do any Christmas crafting for gifts?

StudioJRU

Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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11 comments

  1. Very nice! I love those acacia trees, too.

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  2. I know there were some delighted grandparents!! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. i love acacia trees but they don't grow here way down south in the Cape...love seeing your art works..i think the family will think of you guys often..

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  4. These are beautiful! The colors and texture turned out really nicely!

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  5. These are very beautiful, I love the soft warm color. Yes, and I like acacia trees as well.

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  6. Hello - I'm here via In the Studio - I use ModPodge (homemade!) often in my Projects - Your canvas projects are lovely! Am Following now - ;-}
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

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  7. These are beautiful gifts, Jen! The image of that tree is fantastic! I love how you added an imprint of a leaf! :)

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  8. What beautiful gifts! & I love Psalm 1. I've never made a clock before, but you make me want to look up some ideas!

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  9. They turned out great! I love the photo and the textures.

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