Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simple Art Project

Hello fellow bloggers.  This is a project that I found somewhere on the Internet but have no idea where.  I remember that they used spray paint, but with the cold weather here, spray paint was not an option for me.

I started with two 70 x 90 cm canvases.

Covered them in fabric.

I cut some fabric larger than the canvas.

Used some spray adhesive on the canvas.

Placed my canvas on the wrong side of fabric.

Wrapped each side of the canvas and secured with staples.

Then I pulled each corner in and made as neat as I could.


I cut out some letters onto a roll of mac-tack that I got on clearance.   I used my Cricut for this task.   The letters are from a song, What A Wonderful World.

I drew lines on the boards so that I would be able to keep the letters straight.

Kilz primer was used and rolled over both boards.

I also put two coats of cream colored craft paint on, and forgot to take pictures.  Oops, but you get the idea!

I mixed up 2 parts linseed oil, 1 part naphtha, and 1 part raw umber acrylic paint.

I used a rag and rubbed the mixture all over the canvases.

Now for the fun part.  Start removing the letters.

All done.  Now to find the pictures a new home!

Have a good week!

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  1. AMAZING!!! I love it and I love the song too.

  2. Stopping over from your feature at Time Travel Thursday. Great job, I'm humming the tune now.