Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY canvas art

the sneak peek
this was a true naptime craft.  i saw a tutorial for this sometime ago and put it on my "to make" list.  i don't know what took me so long to get around to it because it was really that fast and easy!  the original tutorial was a gift for a dad from his family.  mom added the letters and her two littles went crazy with the paint.  i decided to do one by myself while pandi napped but i will definitely be doing this again with her.  she's going to love it!

 all i did was buy a giant canvas (you can obviously get any size you want/need), some vinyl self-sticking letters ($3 at wal-mart), and i already had a bunch of acrylic paints and paintbrushes.  i used a lyric from the song Home, by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and then just painted away.  i let it dry and then took the stickers off.  tada!  actually, i may have gotten a little carried away with the painting away because my letters shifted a bit but i still think it turned out well.  either way it was very fun and i'm looking forward to making more.

let me know if you decide to try this!  i'd love to see your works too...

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