Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Word Art Canvas - a tutorial

I don't know about you but I love all the new "Word Art" canvases that are popping up everywhere. What I don't like is the prices, I found one with a cute "grandma's house" saying that I loved for $35! YIKES!! I knew I could make it much, much cheaper and in the colors/ designs that were perfect. What do you know, using stuff I had around the house (Less than $5 if you were to buy everything) I created a canvas word art that worked out perfectly.
Check out the step-by-step and make one yourself!
 (Finally a fun and easy way to display all those fun quotes you see!)

I started out with a blank 5x7 canvas in a nasty green that I got on the cheap sometime
 (color doesn't matter because it will all be covered)

Apply a layer of Mod Podge all over the canvas

Add scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, any type of paper in a pattern you like to the front and once again Mod Podge the whole thing, Now let it completely dry (overnight is best if you can stand the wait)

Now create your saying with vinyl stickers or a paper cutting tool and adhesive vinyl, Once again the color doesn't matter as this will be covered
 (I used my cricut with the gypsy...if you need help with this shoot me an email!)

Now carefully stick your saying on your dry mod podged papered canvas

Next Spray paint the entire canvas (sides, top, over the lettering, the whole thing)
then let the whole thing completely dry (again?!?! sigh!)
*I used hammered brown spray paint*

Now carefully peel up the vinyl (your paper will show thru underneath)

Fun (cheap) word art!


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  2. Thanks for giving your important time to share this tutorial of Vinyl Word Art with us.

  3. Just tried this and it turned out great. Thank you!