Friday, March 22, 2019

Beach Canvas with Mod Podge Ultra Spray

Hello and welcome to the March Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

This month we are partnering with Plaid and showcasing an exciting new product: Mod Podge Ultra Spray.

Crafters have been asking for a medium that can glue and seal, with no brush strokes, and Plaid has delivered! Mod Podge Ultra Spray has all the same benefits you have loved over the years and now there's more:  it can be used for indoor and outdoor projects, it dries non-tacky and it is strong enough to hold and seal heavy items!   It comes in two finishes, gloss and matte.  I received a bottle of the matte finish and designed a mixed media canvas incorporating a variety of materials. Let's take a look!

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own.

I started with a canvas panel and used inks to create a horizon line and a setting sun.  I heat set the ink and...

...reached for these fish themed paper napkins.  They were 3 ply, so I carefully removed 2 layers and tore one of them into the desired shape.

I primed the Mod Podge Ultra Spray by gently shaking the bottle for 15 seconds and squirting in a trash bag a few times.  I sprayed the surface of the canvas panel, positioned the napkin, and sprayed again on top.  I intentionally left wrinkles in the napkin because I liked the texture but I did have time to arrange those wrinkles around!  At this point I left the canvas to dry overnight, being careful to raise it up on a small box lid so that it didn't stick to the paper below it as it dried!
NOTE:  Be sure to clean the nozzle with a baby wipe to keep it from sealing - because that is what it does best - and cap it when you are done.

The next day I primed the Mod Podge Ultra Spray again as I was getting started.  Time to add a few things!  I sprayed the canvas then placed cork and chipboard words...

...sequins and more die cut cork...

...more sequins and another layer of napkin fish...


...and a dusting of sugar white sand from the beaches of northwest Florida's Gulf Coast!

And here is the most amazing thing - Mod Podge Ultra Spray is all that is holding these seashells in place!  Seriously! I did have to spray them a second time, but I honestly think that was because I didn't wait long enough after I added the sand. You need to wait at least 4 hours for it to set so don't be an impatient crafter like me!  :)

I did one last spray across the entire surface and left it to dry overnight.  Ta-dah!

Check out the other stops along the blog hop for more ideas and inspiration!
Next stop is HERE  with  Erin Reed!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Beach Canvas:

Plaid Mod Podge Ultra Spray, Matte
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Uniform, Sunshine, Golden, Stop, Bay
Want2Scrap - Fancy Chipboard Word, Paradise - Large
Sizzix - Adventure Words & Vacation Words Thinlits
Canvas Panel


  1. I would have never guessed that background was a napkin! What a find. I love the new Ultra Mod Podge Spray.

  2. This really showcases just how much stuff Mod Podge Ultra can hold! Beautiful piece.

  3. Your project showcases what a versatile product it is. Love it!

    1. Thanks Terry - I tried to use as many different materials as I could! It worked like a champ!

  4. Amazing creation!
    Love the napkin use
    and looks like a
    great product.
    Carla from Utah

  5. How fun! Love your canvas anything to do with the beach! :)

  6. Susie this canvas is terrific! Great use of the Mod Podge Ultra! I love the napkins you used! Awe inspiring piece!


  7. Susie, You are truly a beach girl at heart. I love your project, I love your thinking outside the box. Love that you use napkins too! I still have your beach rock. <3

    1. LOL! Thanks Trish. I am so happy that rock found the right home!

  8. Replies
    1. Yep! There are so many different designs with paper napkins. I especially like them for canvases. Thanks!

  9. Oh! This is gorgeous! Love how this looks with so many layers!