Friday, August 21, 2009

I AM A FINISHER!!!!!

Yesterday I devoted my whole day to crafting! I invited friends, ate pre-made food, and shelved the cleaning. What an AMAZING DAY!!!! Wanna see what I got done!??? Then I will let you know how I did it!


Oh I am just THRILLED with how this came out! I grabbed this project up a month or two ago when I found some canvas at 50% off. I had a bare wall over my couch and these just BEGGED to come home and fill it!




Here is what I did-


You will need
1- 22x28 in canvas
2- 12x12 in canvas
2- 12x12 in canvas with deep sides
1- 9x12 in canvas with deep sides
Vinyl decal or saying
5 sheets of 12x12 scrapbooking paper
2 colors of acrylic paint that coordinate with your papers.
mod podge






I painted my large canvas one color. To get the texture I wadded up a plastic bag, dipped it in the paint, and gently rubbed the canvas in a circular motion. Then I applied my vinyl saying in the upper right hand corner 2 inches in from each edge.







Paint the edges of all your canvases. I used the same color for the edge of my deep canvases and I had used on my large canvas. For the 2 thinner canvases I used a lighter coordinating color to help show off the depth of the pieces.







Mod Podge your scrapbooking paper onto the other 5 canvases (cutting down one sheet to 9x12 for the smaller canvas)







Now hang your masterpiece and ENJOY!!!

9 comments:

HoleyCow Designs said...

this is great! I have some of these just sitting waiting for the perfect project.. FOUND IT!

sweets said...

I love it turned out so great

Diana (aka "knzus") said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! I'm so PROUD of you, GF!! This is fantabulous!! You are giving me such ideas for my rooms! LOL!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Precious! I love Mod Podge canvas projects although I have yet to do one, which I can't believe. This looks great!

MissesStitches said...

This is a great idea! I love it--really. I've covered wooden bars (as if you were going to stretch your own canvas for painting) with decorative fabric before, but I really like this, too. Feel free to stop by my blog!

laura said...

Love this idea. It is really sweet.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Love this idea!! I have been trying to figure out something for the empty space above my bed...THIS will be perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Cece

decormate1 said...

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decorquips said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from AlphabetPIX.com
Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
http://www.alphabetpix.com
Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
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