The Jubilee weekend is finally upon us! I mentioned in my latest DIY Saturday post that there are a fair few union jacks about at the moment in the UK and that is certainly still the case! The atmosphere is lovely-most people are thrilled that the Queen is celebrating a reign of 60 years and aren't afraid to show their support :-)
Of course I'm being a little sarcastic there-the technique I used is my firm favourite-decoupage! If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will know I have used decoupage a number of times for my DIY projects, most notably for my Decoupage Dresser last year. I am a great fan of this technique, as it is simple and relatively mess-free (unless you are particularly messy!), and the outcome is really very effective.
I put together an image using several images from The Graphics Fairy (a firm favourite of mine) including her Union Jack image and the vintage crown image. I had a fiddle around on Photoshop to layer the images together and created this banner:
So, to achieve your own Jubilee canvas art, you will need:
PVA glue (I used quick-dry because I'm impatient!)
Acrylic Satin Varnish or Mod Podge
Your chosen image, printed on regular paper.
That's all! And it literally is a case of cutting out your images, pasting them on to the canvas using the PVA and coating the whole thing in the varnish or Mod Podge several times...et voila!
Make sure to let the glue dry properly before varnishing, and let each coat of varnish dry before applying the next coat.
I love the outcome because it is suitably vintage which is rather appropriate given the 60 years the Queen has been on the throne-it harks back to when she was originally crowned.
I'm definitely proud to be British and I love that we have a royal family and a heritage to be proud of.
Congratulations on 60 years, Liz!