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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Canvas Quotes

The Inspiration:
Canvas Quotes Inspiration
DIY Quotes on Canvas
Thrift store picture quotes

The Ingredients:
  • Any size canvas
  • Vinyl letters- I used 3" and 4" to change up the word sizing
  • Scrapbook paper or magazines or an old framed picture
  • Sponge paint brushes
  • Mod Podge

The Directions:
  • Pick a quote that you love- song lyric, quote, verse, etc.
  • Tear scrapbook or magazine pages up so that they cover the canvas but have no distinct pattern
  • Apply Mod Podge to the canvas and adhere the scrapbook paper or magazine paper
  • Allow to dry for a few minutes- you can make sure you have all your letters ready for the next step

  • Once dry place your vinyl letters on the canvas
  • I used a straight edge but I was not super diligent in making my letters straight since I was going for the vintage look

  • Start painting over the canvas- use a light coat if you want the paper to show through all over the canvas; thicker coat if you want to cover the paper
  • Make sure to paint all around the edge of the canvas unless you covered it with paper also

  • Once the paint is dry ( I left mine to sit overnight), start peeling off the letters
  • If while you are pulling up the letters they tear the paper underneath or do not give a clean line, don't worry! It give your creation character! 
  • A few people suggested using sand paper on the canvas- lightly of course- to give it an even more worn look. 
  • Last, cover the entire canvas with Mod Podge to seal down any edges that may have pulled up

Here's how mine turned out:

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