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“Love” Resin Newspaper Canvas

Create a beautiful mixed media layered resin piece of artwork to add charm to your home decor. This collage-style DIY is sure to be a statement piece in your space. Use items from around your home to make your project come to life.

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At a Glance:

Project #15808 Skill Level: Advanced

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Mod Podge ® Resin - 8 oz. - 25263

Number Needed: 1 $19.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz. - 479

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Alphabet Peddler - 30943

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle - 34107

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Other Supplies

  • Newspaper
  • Dried flowers
  • 8” x 10” canvas
  • Respirator
  • Torch
  • Gloves
  • Disposable cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Flat brush


  1. Cut pieces of newspaper to fit your 8” x 10” canvas. You can cover the canvas in a patchwork effect or cover it in one large piece.
  2. Using a flat brush, apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge Matte to the entire surface of the canvas. Apply the newspaper carefully, gently smoothing out any bubbles with your finger. Let dry.
  3. Using a stencil brush, Pure Black and the “Alphabet Peddler” stencil pack, stencil a word on the canvas (i.e. “love,” “peace,” “joy,” etc.). Let dry.
  4. Apply a small amount of Mod Podge Matte to the area where you would like to place the dried flowers. This is only to “tack” the flowers in place so they don’t move when the resin is poured. Place your flowers on the Mod Podge and allow to dry.
  5. Mix the Mod Podge Resin according to the instructions on
  6. On a protected work surface, prop the canvas up on 3-4 overturned cups. This will allow the resin to drip off of the canvas instead of pooling around it. Note: make sure work surface and cups are disposable because resin will likely get on them.
  7. Pour clear resin over the entire surface of the canvas. Allow the resin to set for 1-2 hours, then mix a fresh batch of resin following the instructions in step 5 and pour a second coat of resin over the entire canvas. Repeat this step until the dried flowers are completely covered in resin. The amount of coats needed will vary depending on how thick your flowers are.
  8. Allow the resin to cure fully.
  9. Remove any resin drips with sand paper.

Related FAQs

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Can I use a mold when working with Mod Podge Resin? And what types of molds work best?
How can I thin out the resin mixture?
How do I mix Mod Podge Resin?

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Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

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Related FAQs

Once Mod Podge Resin has been completely cured, it can be decorated or embellished with paint, markers, ink, and more. Once decorated, it is recommended that the surface be protected by pouring a thin top coat of clear Mod Podge Resin over the decorated surface.
Yes, Mod Podge Resin can be applied to a surface in layers. The second layer can be applied once the first layer has set. This could be one to two hours, depending upon the humidity level and temperature in the room.
Mod Podge Resin works best with all types of molds. Some molds like a silicone mold will not require a mold release agent, while other types of molds made of plastic polypropylene or polyethylene sheet plastic will require a mold release agent

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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