Alphabet Canvas Art

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Colorful Alphabet Art for my son’s room!
This was so simple and easy to make.
Very similar to my 1st Silhouette Project
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You will need:
  • Canvas
  • Paint
  • Vinyl letters
I used a 16x12 Canvas I purchased at Hobby Lobby for less than $5.
Amazon also has good deals on Canvases. 
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This is a cotton canvas.
First I painted my canvas with some craft paint.
I used  my DecoArt paint that I won from The DIY Club
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LOVE the bright colors.
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After the paint dried I applied my vinyl letters.
If you don’t have a Silhouette to cut your own, you can purchase a
variety of fonts and sizes at Wal-mart, the dollar store and any craft store.
Before I had a Silhouette I got these from
Ginger Snaps Crafts
She has the cutest blog EVER!
I swapped with her over on Whoopdwhoop.
It’s a place for crafters to swap with other crafters.
and it’s FREE!! Pretty Cool Huh?
Alrighty….back to the tutorialSmile
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I just used a credit card to apply the vinyl to the canvas.
Normally I wouldn’t waste such GOOD vinyl on a project like this…
But it was FREE to me AND I am preparing for another TV segment
 and it’s all I had on hand.
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Just press and peel!
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Now it REALLY looks great just like this……
BUT it’s too Rastafarian for me and I wanted something a little more ‘cleaner’
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So…..I painted over the whole thing with WHITE.
First I sealed my letters with some Mod Podge to prevent leakage.
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I gave the whole canvas 3 coats of white craft paint.
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After it dries you are ready to peel the letters off!
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I used my craft knife to remove the letters.
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See the wonderful colors peeking thru???!?!
I was even able to save these letters on some wax paper for future projectsSmile
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I LOVE how this turned out!
This cost me less than $5 to make!
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It’s absolutely PERFECT in my son’s alphabet room!
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18 comments:

Ginger said...

Love, love, love!!! :) Thanks for the tip about sealing it with mod podge. I'll will have to try that the next time I do some stenciling. :)

Ginger

ps Thank you so much for the shout out! ;)

Brandy J. said...

This is a great tutorial and I love the way this turned out. SO simple and sleek. Thanks for leaving me totally inspired!!

SAHMmy Says said...

Cool project! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kristi said...

What a great post, Michell. I love the tip about sealing it with Mod Podge...would have never thought to do that!! Hope you can join us again today at Mop It Up Mondays!! This is so GREAT!

{HUGS},
kristi
http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html

Natasha Mairs said...

love this

Natasha xx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute and thrifty party...thank you for sharing it at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party...adding you to my sidebar..thought I had already done that.

Blessings,
Linda

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I just found your blog through the Blog Hop at Live.Laugh.Rowe. I'm in love with this project and your blog. I'm a new follower and will definitely be back. I would love it if you followed me.

http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This is SUPER cute!! I love it!

And I love my Silhouette :)

I host a Weekly Friday Link Party that I would love you to join!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Monika said...

That looks really great, I bet my daughter would love this canvas for our little guy room.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Perfect - and I really love that you used the adjective "rastafarian!" Totally made me laugh.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ooooo I love the rainbow effect! This is SO lovely!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jami said...

Adorable alphabet art! Would love for you to link up to the Tuesday to Do Party if you haven't already!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-party-50-and-49-list.html
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

sara @ applestone drive said...

Love it! This is such a great technique that could be used for so many things. Great job!

-sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a cute project for your son's room, Michell. I had to click over her (from DIYD) since I just did an alphabet project myself ;).

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

Lindsey Cazac said...

Wow! That's ADORABLE!! I just got a silhouette, and now you gave me a project to make :)

I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

Lots of love,
Lindsey
OutOfAlabaster.blogspot.com

Desperate Craftwives said...

Love this! Turned out so great. Found you on TT&J.New follower.
Blythe
www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

Beth Jackson Klosterboer said...

Great technique. What a fun way to make something cheerful and bright for your son's room.

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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