Sunday, March 25, 2012

DIY Canvas Art and Embelishments

Just thought I would add some stuff to my canvas, thought it would be fun to do since my first canvas wasn't as good and I thought I would put them on my cubical walls at work...

our centerpiece and favors for everyone.

This was the 2nd canvas I did and have learned I have to rub the paper off a bit more and not me so scared to do so.

This is my 4th DIY Canvas and I think I have finally master this process! YAY!!! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

DIY Canvas Art

My first attempt to make canvas art from a lazer printer copy of a picture. Tutorial on how to do this that I found online. I didn't make this and she did a wonderful job on showing how this is done! She however did this on wood, I made mine on stretched canvas.
First you brush on a thick coat of Acrylic Matt Medium, Then place a copy of a picture from a lazer printer face down on the canvas, Press it down and rub gently to get all wrinkles and air bubbles out then let dry over night.   
The next day spray with a water bottle and spray it down then start to rub the paper off and do this kinda of gently so you don't rub the picture completly off, this will not be perfect but it gives you an awesome vintage look to the pictures.

Once you have completed rubbing off the paper then you want to coat the picture with the Acrylic Matt Medium agian to protect the print and to give it a little bit of shine.
Here are the 2 that I have completed.. They are still drying but I will be doing a few more pics from my wedding and making a little collection on the wall so we can actually enjoy some of the pics from our wedding.

Monster Bookmarks to nibble at your pages

These I saw how to do on pintrest. on Things I Can Make  these are a lot of fun and easy to do.

Click on the link above and you can see how they are made. I must say the only difference I made is that I made them a bit bigger and made them 3x3 but that is up to you and the look you are going for.

Friday, March 9, 2012

S'more Pops

 Crush graham crackers with a rolling pin, almond bark (melting chocolate) a bag of marshmallows and some skewers (I cut mine in half)
poke marshmallows with skewers dip in cocolate and then in graham cracker crumbs and then cool on wax paper,


Crafting for a special day

Paperbag Albums (still can't believe these started as paperbags!!!