Thursday, July 12, 2012

Canvas Redo

Ready for another craft room project?  Today I'm showing you a canvas I redid.  I had this pair of canvases for quite some time, never really could make them fit into my decor anywhere so thought I could use them somehow in the craft room.  I think I paid $5 for the pair at a Dollar General so again this is basically a $0 project since I had everything already. Somehow I forgot to take a before pic so here's the one that's still undone....
....the one I painted had a purse on it. Cute so not sure why I had such a hard time making them fit somewhere!

Supplies:
Canvas
Paint, paint brush(es)
Homemade stencil
Xacto knife
Bee charm
Hot glue gun


I gave the canvas a couple of coats of Krylon's Raspberry spray paint (same color as my chair) and could see the purse still a little.  (Note: primer is usually a good thing!) So I took a metallic pink craft paint I had and went over it and loved the result.  I made the words in Word and got them to the size I wanted, printed and got to work with the xacto knife, being careful of the 'bits' from the 'b', 'e', and 'a'.....

Next  taped on my stencil.  I then traced lightly with a pencil....


And then very carefully painted in the letters using a pretty small paint brush and a metallic taupe craft paint. Because I was using a lighter color I kind built up the paint....hope that makes sense!
Glued the bee charm on and done!


Gotta say, it makes me happy!  Not sure yet what I'll do with the other one...time will tell!

Happy Thursday!!

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8 comments:

still being [molly] said...

jennifer this is so fun! i love how creative you are!

Morgan said...

This is so cute. I love how you put the bee charm on there!

Lindsay said...

I think this is just adorable--and so inspiring! Great job, friend!

Lindsay said...

Very cute! Love that metallic pink color!

Ashley said...

adorable. :)

Jennifer said...

@Lindsay..thanks girl!! Always a sucker for pink!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is really pretty! Thanks so much for linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party last week.
I hope to see you there this Friday!

Betsy Pool said...

So cute and creative!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

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