Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tutorial: Family Values Wall Canvas

So I told you that I'd put a tutorial up on how I made my Family Value wall hanging.
The idea did not originate from me, however I did do it a little differently (I think my way is much easier-you be the judge).  I first got the idea from a guest blogger on The Pleated Poppy.
I thought it was a great idea but was a bit too large for my taste.    I spent less than $10 bucks on this.
Anyway, here is what I used...
10x20 Canvas ($4 or so with a coupon from Hobby Lobby)
5 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper (less than $2)
Original Mod Podge ($3.50 with a coupon from Hobby Lobby)
Sponge Brush (on sale now for .07 cents at Michaels)
Paper Plate

First Step:  Write down your family values.  You can do this with the kids.  It's pretty fun.
Second Step:  Cut your 12x12 paper to 8.5 inches wide so that you can use it in your printer.  Just hold up a piece of printer paper to it and cut along the line.
Third Step:  Type your values into word.  See how they look with different fonts.
I downloaded a TON of free fonts from here...  The fonts all look handwritten and they are SUPER fun.  I LOVE FONTS.
Fourth Step:  Print your values onto the paper!

Fifth Step:  Cut the values out with different edges.  I only have one pair of scissors with a fun scallop edge.  I did that with two or three strips.  The rest I just free handed with a scallop or a jagged edge.  I don't have a paper cutter and I like the look of imperfection.  If you must be perfect you can use your paper cutter.  I guess... ;)
Sixth Step:  Lay your pieces onto the canvas and arrange them in a way that you like.  You will have to trim the sides so that they line up with the canvas, too.

Seventh Step:  Carefully slide the paper off the canvas.

Eight Step:  Pour Mod Podge (a lot!) onto the paper plate.  Use your sponge brush to spread it all over the canvas.

Ninth Step:  Place your paper onto the mod podged canvas.  Use your hand to smooth out the paper as air bubbles like to get stuck.
Tenth Step:  Spread a layer of mod podge over the entire piece.  Use a lot.  Spread it evenly.  Make sure to check for drips along the sides.
11th Step:  Let dry and do it one more time.

THAT'S IT!  Beautiful and rewarding family values wall hanging.
Please send me a pic if you make one.
I made some more using the same process.  I'm going to try to sell custom name canvas on Etsy!  Love them!  Tell me what you think.


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  2. these are great Tina

  3. i really like this one! i may have to make one like it :) thanks for sharing on my blog!

  4. these are seriously lovely and easy to do - guess what i'll be doing tomorrow with my son!!


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