Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wanda’s Notes: To start with, you will need your canvas in the size you want, Mod Podge, Acrylic Craft Paint, papers and stencils from Hazel & Ruby, and your imagination! The sky is the limit with what you can make. (Some other ideas I had were – personalizing a child’s room, a wedding present with the couple’s names and the date, a housewarming present….)
Wanda’s Notes: Take your Hazel & Ruby paper and lay it down on the canvas, leaving room on all the sides to fold over. Try to smooth out the wrinkles with your hand or a scraper tool. You will see that my project has wrinkles in it – and I’m loving that look. It’s really a matter of preference. After your paper is on the canvas, wrap the paper around the back like a present. (Later I covered the back of my canvas with a piece of 12×12 paper to finish it off nicely).
Wanda’s Notes: Then, add a coat of Mod Podge onto the top of the paper with a sponge brush and let it dry completely.
Wanda’s Notes: After your canvas/paper is dry, take your stencil letters and put them on the canvas to spell out your words. I used washi tape to make a straight line and then put my letters on the tape! Press your letters down into the paper to get a clean edge. (For reference on the size of the letters, my canvas is 12″x12″.)
Wanda’s Notes: The next part is the really fun part! Take your craft paint (I used a soft cloud blue) and paint over your letters with a sponge brush.
Wanda’s Notes: Here’s a trick – take your letters off right away – before the paint dries. If the paint dries, the letters might stick to the canvas. Now….wait for it to dry and decorate further if you want to!
Wanda’s Notes: I love the clean and graphic look of the letters on the square. I thought about adding all kinds of things to my canvas, but then decided I liked it with just a couple of butterflies cut with our Elegant Butterflies dies.
Have fun with this! Live. Love. Craft.
GIVEAWAY: Would you love to get inky and create something gorgeous for your craft room? Leave a comment below telling us what you’d love to make for yourself or someone you know who loves to craft and we’ll randomly choose a winner to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Taylored Expressions Store! Comments close Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8pm PST. Good luck!