Dream a Little Dream

I’m in LOVE with this recent DIY canvas art! I’ve titled it, “Dream a Little Dream”.

I made this using black acrylic paint, mod podge and my Cricut Explore.

I found a free image of a ballerina, added it to my Cricut Design Space, and cut it out. I used a 6×6″ shimmer card stock. I also used glitter card stock for the circles. I created lots of different shaped circles and sent it to the design space for cutting too!

After painting my canvas completely black (and let it dry), I mod podged my card stock pieces where I wanted them, let that dry then coated the entire canvas in two coats of mod podge, to seal everything! That’s it, and so far people have been rather impressed with it!


laying out and chalking my ideas. Chalk is a great way to visualize your piece before committing to anything further!

Attaching the gold glitter circles, from top to bottom and in as much of an organic way as possible!

Ready for a few coats of sealant!

And the finished piece!
I had thought about adding more things, like words or more circles to the bottom, but thanks to my manimal I abstained from going overboard. He advised that there’s more to be said and felt with less on the canvas, and I agree!


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