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Monday, March 1, 2010

DIY Painted Canvas Art!

First...I started off with a 16x24 canvas ...that I painted white...


Then...used my Cricut...and cut out the words that I wanted to stencil on the canvas...
Then...laid the letters on the canvas to decide where I wanted them...and marked lightly with a pencil...


Then used the stencil part of the cutouts...and taped the middles of the letters to the stencil so that my letters have middles...{hope that made sense?}



Then...line your stencils up to your markings you made...and start stenciling.
TIP: I placed a few books under my canvas to give the canvas a flat, hard surface to make it easier to stencil on.


Then fill in your tape marks from the letter middles...

Then...I wiped stain on the edges of the canvas with a rag {I use Minwax ...dark walnut stain}...



And there you have it!!! Very simple...and FuN!


HaVe a GreaT Day!!


34 comments:

  1. That is so cute and simple! Now I just have to myself a Cricut.

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  2. This is such a cute & personal idea! Luv it too!.

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  3. Great idea! I'll have to dust off my silhouette.

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  4. Cute! I really need to get myself a circut machine! Love your blog by the way :-)

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  5. could you do the same thing with freezer paper if you don't have a cricut?

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  6. Hi Emily!
    That's a great idea. I would think freezer paper would work too...I'm not really that experienced with it...but its worth a try! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. What font is this? It looks great!

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  8. This is fantastic!!
    I was also wondering what cricut cartridge you used? :)

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  9. Thanks so much! I used the Plantin SchoolBook Font.

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  10. Love this! Here's my version, http://raynas-place.blogspot.com/2010/02/keeping-busy.html

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  11. That turned out so cute, I love it! I'll be linking.

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  12. I bought a canvas today to make this! I'm going to be using a different quote but I need to dust off my cricut and this is a great project to do so! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I love this! I have been using my Cricut cut outs and then the stencil for a while now and it works GREAT! Even if you use it with the vinyl. Love the canvas idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a great idea... I wanted to do this exact thing but thought it seemed harder. You make it look easy. Thanks

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  15. great idea - i bought a large canvas a few weeks ago to do the same thing but i've been lazy!

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  16. for some reason I'm not a huge fan of the wooden plaques, but the canvas I really like! Thanks for the tip on using the wood stain.

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  17. This is gorgeous and looks store bought completely!

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  18. Which cartridge did you use for the Cricut for that nice font? :)

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  19. I LOVE this idea! I'd be curious to know which cartridge you used too! I love the font choice!

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  20. Great project Stacie!! I love how simple and powerful it is. Love it!!

    Thanks so much for linking it up to my Subway Art Party! You are the best :)

    XOXO
    jen

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  23. This is absolutely adorable! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. this might be a dumb question and a bit late but what did you use to fill in the stencil letters? Was it the same stuff you rubbed on the edges of the canvas?

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  25. LOVE this!!!! So glad I found your blog!

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