Hi everyone! I'm Alicia and this is my very first post on our brand new blog! I'm excited about having a place to post all of my projects. This first project I am sharing is one that I completed a couple of months ago, but never did anything with the pictures that I took. I have a pretty neglected personal family blog. ha ha! Anyways, I got a Silhouette earlier this year and I have been trying to find ways to put it to use and do that inexpensively. I attending a painting event at my church earlier in the Summer and I was given a leftover blank canvas from it. I am a Pinterest junkie and had seen this project on there and I knew that I could duplicate it. I think the original probably came from one of those expensive catalogs. Here we go...
The first step is to paint the entire canvas with a good couple of coats of acrylic paint. I also painted the sides of my canvas, but didn't take a picture of it at that state.
The 2nd step was to get in my Silhouette computer software and design the wording that I needed to cut out of vinyl.
Next, I chose a piece of vinyl and cut out the first word I was going to be using as a stencil.
Your eyes are not deceiving you....the vinyl color did change. I screwed up the first one when I was removing the backing paper and had to cut it out again. Once I had my vinyl stencil cut out and had removed all the letters and all I had left was my word stencil, I removed the backing paper and positioned it where I wanted it on my completely dry canvas.
I next applied a couple of coats of bright white acrylic paint and allowed it to set up.....didn't let it totally dry.
Peel off your remaining stencils and call it done. Now, it's a little bit crooked, but the perfectionist in me is trying really hard not to notice it. ha ha!