Cut a foil doily in half, create art on the cheap

This project may not use your grandmother's handmade doilies, but as paired artworks they still look pretty, especially in a bright or folk-art kitchen. Since paper and foil doilies are easy to come by and inexpensive, feel free to make as many variations as you want. If you want to add color, use white doilies, and decorate them as desired before applying them to the canvas.
If you want a little background color, use chalk paint to thinly paint the canvas. Let it thoroughly dry before applying the doilies. In addition to a kitchen, these complementary art pieces would look fabulous in a craft room, or provide contrast in any room with elegant or sleek decor.
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Materials
- 2 square art canvases, 10-by-10 inches
- 12 round, 4-inch paper or foil doilies
- Scissors
- Mod Podge
- Flat artist's paintbrush
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Instructions for the piece on the right
1. Place your canvas on a flat, clean surface. Cut six doilies in half. Mentally note where the halfway points are on each side of the canvas.
2. Apply Mod Podge along the front edge of the left side, just above where the halfway point is. Turn one cut doily, so the straight edge aligns with the canvas edge. Press in place. Apply more Mod Podge as necessary.
3. Apply Mod Podge along the front edge of the left side, just below where the halfway point is. Turn one cut doily, so the straight edge aligns with the canvas edge. Press in place. Apply more Mod Podge as necessary.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each side of the canvas.
5. Apply Mod Podge to the left bottom corner face. Place one cut doily on top, so the canvas point intersects the center of the doily's straight edge and the lace part is facing inward on the canvas. Angle the doily 45°, and press into place. Wrap the hanging doily edges around the sides of the canvas, and Mod Podge them into place.
6. Repeat step 5 for the remaining three corners. Apply Mod Podge to the center of the canvas, and press into place an uncut doily. Let dry, then hang where desired.
Instructions for the piece on the left
1. Cut six doilies in half. Note the center point of the canvas.
2. Apply a 4-inch vertical line of Mod Podge, beginning from the center point and moving upward. Position a cut doily half (D1), so the straight edge is in line with the Mod Podge. Press the bottom point of the doily into the Mod Podge at the center point. Smooth out the doily, so the straight edge is on top of the Mod Podge.
3. Position a cut doily (D2) at a 45° angle to the right of D1, making sure they face the same direction and the bottom points overlap. Apply Mod Podge under D2, and adhere the doily.
4. Continue applying cut doilies at 45° angles per step 3 until you have used a total of seven halves. Let dry.
5. Apply Mod Podge to the left bottom corner face. Place one cut doily on top, so the canvas point intersects the center of the doily's straight edge and the lace part is facing inward on the canvas. Angle the doily 45°, and press into place. Wrap the hanging doily edges around the sides of the canvas and Mod Podge into place.
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6. Repeat step 5 for the remaining three corners. When the canvas is dry, hang where desired.
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