Home is where the heart is

As previously stated… Maps are amazing.

I’m a New Yorker and forever will be, even though I now live in Seattle. I needed some NY pride in my home, but I couldn’t leave out my husbands native land of New Hampshire or our new home in Seattle, so this is what came to be. Very time consuming and a bit challenging, but it turned out to be one of my favorite projects!

Where does you heart belong?

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(My Gallery Wall)

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Empire State Building (NY), The Old Man of The Mountain (NH), Space Needle (WA)

Needed:

-Canvas (s)

-Acrylic Paint color (s) of your choice for the background

-Maps cut up into strips of all sizes

-modge podge

-Acrylic paint for tracing design (I used gold)

Step 1: Paint the entire canvas your desired color.

Step 2: Draw the outline of your “main attraction” in pencil (Space Needle, Mountains, Buildings, etc)

Step 3: Modge Podge the strips of maps into the area of the “main attraction.” I didn’t layer mine and tried to have them going the same way. Feel free to cut your strips to fit.

Step 4: Do a layer of modge podge over the top of everything.

Step 5: Using your acrylic paint for tracing. Trace your “main attraction” to give it that final touch.

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