Pet Love Canvas Art
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Pet Love Canvas Art

They are more than just pets, they are family members! So show your love for your furry friends with this project from FolkArt.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – Vintage White, Soft Apple, Licorice and Sky Blue
  • FolkArt® Metallic – Bright Red
  • Mod Podge® Antique Matte
  • Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic – Gold Glitter and Clear
  • Mod Podge® Crackle Medium
  • Mod Podge® Photo Transfer Medium
  • Mod Podge® 7 Piece Tool Kit
  • Square Dollar Frames
  • Artist’s Loft® Canvases, 4”x4” (2)
  • Wood Circles, 1¼”
  • Newspaper
  • Eye Screws
  • Hinges (2)
  • Hand Drill, Small
  • Screwdriver
  • Jump Rings
  • Tape
  • Paintbrushes – #1 Liner and #12 Flat
  • Spouncers
  • Marker, Fine – Black
  • Soft Rag
  • Paper Towels
  • Brush Basin
  • Foam Plates
  • Wax Paper
  • Sponge
  • Photo Copies to Size – Black/White

Project Instructions

Step 1 Lay photocopies image side up on wax paper. Refer to bottle instructions and apply a coat of medium to images. Carefully lift and place medium side down onto canvases. Lightly smooth to remove any excess medium. Let cure 24 hours.

Step 2 Dampen paper of image with sponge. Using light pressure in a circular motion, start to remove paper from canvases. Let dry slightly then repeat process until all paper is removed.

Step 3 Brush Mod Podge® Antique Matte onto front of frames then lay down pieces of newspaper, overlapping paper pieces as needed. Place a piece of wax paper over newsprint and use squeegee to smooth. Let dry 20 minutes, then seal with a topcoat of Mod Podge® Antique Matte.

Step 4 Refer to crackle bottle and apply medium over newspaper. Cracks will appear as it dries.

Step 5 Brush Licorice over dried crackle medium then wipe with soft cloth to define cracks.

Step 6 Use large spouncer to create dots in Vintage White. Use small spouncer to create two dots side by side in Licorice within each large dot. Use liner brush to paint two converging lines from dots into a point. Fill with paint to create heart. Use end of paintbrush dipped in paint to create dots around heart. Apply Mod Podge® Gold Glitter Dimensional Magic to heart prints.

Step 7 Drill small hole in wood circles and paint Bright Red. Write words of choice on circles with marker. Apply Clear Dimensional Magic over circle.

Step 8 Paint sides of canvases Soft Apple and Sky Blue. Paint opposite color stripes with liner brush.

Step 9 Tape off stripe on one frame as shown and paint Bright Red. Write pet name with marker.

Step 10 Insert eye screws into bottom of canvases. Attach wood circles with jump rings. Hinge two frames together and glue canvases to center of each frame to finish.


Use real dog or cats tags for a more personal touch.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Julie Lewis of the Plaid Creative Team.