Thursday, September 8, 2011

Boo to You Canvas Art


I love canvas art.  It's fun to work with and it's hard to mess up.  I bought a bunch of canvas in different sizes from that craft store I told you about that went out of business.  For this project I used a 8 x 8 canvas.  Here's what you need for this project:
8 x 8 canvas
Black paint (I used Delta Ceramcoat)
Orange paint (Delta Ceramcoat)
stencil (I used Martha Stewart)
Scrapbook paper ( I used Boo to You by My Minds Eye)
vinyl lettering (or you could use foam stamps, etc.)
Burlap
spray adhesive
stencil brush
glue gun



I didn't take a picture of every step, but this was an easy project.  The hardest part is probably the stenciling.  The secret to stenciling is you move your hand up and down and don't spread out the bristles on the brush.  You also don't want too much paint on your brush.

First I painted the canvas.  Let it dry. It only took about 15 minutes to dry.  Then I stenciled with the black paint and Martha Stewart stencil.  These stencils are awesome!  They came in a 3 pack.  I used my 50% off coupon at Micheal's.  I paid $8 for 3 different stencils with different patterns on them.

After the paint was dry I cut the black burlap a little smaller than the 8 x 8 canvas.  I fringed the edges of the burlap a little.  
Then I cut the paper a little smaller size than the burlap.  I used spray adhesive to attach the burlap to the canvas and to attach the paper to the burlap.  It Worked great!  
Next, I adhered the vinyl lettering to the paper.  Isn't that font cute?


Lastly, I made a lovely little rosette flower with the black burlap and hot glued a pumpkin button on the flower.  
This project probably took me about 1 1/2 hours including the time to stencil the canvas.  I love the way it turned out!  
I think I will give this to my friend for her birthday!  

8 comments:

  1. this is just the cutest, karen!

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  2. Two of my favorite things...canvas and scrapbook paper. Add paint and you get perfection! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  3. This is so fun for Halloween! I love the colors of the vinyl and your right, that font is cute!

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  4. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up! Come grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like and hope to see you again this week !

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  5. Wow! just stumbled onto your blog, really cute designs!! :)

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  6. Your canvas is so cute and I love the stencils! Thanks for sharing at A Crafty Soiree, I'll be featuring it tomorrow.

    PS: I see you're also linked at my other blog ABC & 123 - thanks for sharing there as well!

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