Sunday, July 29, 2012

Canvas Quotes

A good portion of this weekend was dedicated to getting our creative juices flowing! It all started with this great desire within to do something different with our "kitchen table wall". I did a little searching on pinterest (surprise, surprise) and came across a really neat project which you can find here and once I got the husband on board I made it our weekend mission. Friday afternoon, we hit up JoAnn's and bought our supplies and Friday night once the little miss was slumbering, we got down to business! On a side note, have I ever said how much I l-o-v-e that my husband helps me with all these crafty projects of mine? ... Because I DO!!! 

Some instructions on 'how to' just incase you would like to give it a go!

  • canvas of all sizes
  • acrylic paint
  • vinyl letters - you can find them where they have the presentation boards, Walmart was the cheapest at $3.99 a pack
  • scrapbook paper
  • sandpaper
  • sponge paint brushes
  • mod podge 
The 'how to':
  • apply mod podge to the canvas and adhere the scrapbook paper to it 
  • once you have allowed several minutes for the mod podge to dry place your vinyl letters onto the canvas
  • start painting the entire canvas with a light coat of paint (you want the scrapbook paper to lightly show through the paint)
  • after the paint is dry you can then peel off the vinyl letters
  • if the paint it too thick on canvas or if you want more of a vintage look then rub the sandpaper randomly over the canvas but be careful not to press too hard
  • last apply a coat of mod podge to the entire canvas for a finished look

... and the finished product! 

What do you think?


  1. I think it looks great! Now can you can come help me make some for my bedroom!

  2. oh and you should have told me you needed vinyl letters I could have cut you some for free!!!

  3. I totally forgot that you had a vinyl cutter! Dang-it. They were super fun and easy to make. I would love to help!

  4. What do I think about it?

    I think these are lovely. I need to make some!

  5. Why thank you! :) And I think you should! I bet they would make a neat addition to your classroom.