Monday, January 30, 2012

Make It Monday: XOXO Canvas


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The Valentine's Bug has really hit. Last week I shared this with you. And this week, I have another Valentine's Day decor project. I first saw this post on Tatertots and Jello, which is a fantastic blog I follow. I loved the idea  of three canvas pieces coordinating into one.

I knew I wanted to do something Valentine's Day related and I knew I wanted to attach them together. Using Tatertos and Jello's post as my inspiration, I created a piece of art to fit my style.


Materials Needed


Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas 6 in. x 6 in. (qty 4)
Folk Art Acrylic Paint Light Peony
Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Lipstick Red
Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Pure Black
Flat Wash Paint Brush (you don't have to have a flat wash but I was told that a Flat Wash Brush is the best kind of brushes for large areas. any paint brush would work, but my husband has some
Cricut Expression Cutting Machine*
Scrapbook Paper

*This is another project that doesn't require you to own a Cricut but can use if you have one. The Cricut and the scrapbook paper is used to make a stencil for the letters I used but you can make your own stencils, buy some, or free hand the letters as well.

1.   I began by painting two of the canvas pieces red and two of the canvas pieces pink.



2.   While the paint was drying, I used my Cricut to cut out "X" and "O" stencils that were 5 inches.

3.   I then taped the stencils down on the canvas using painter's tape.



4.   Using a stencil brush, I applied the black paint.



5.   I let the paint dry, and then I hung them up in our entry way!



They didn't come up exactly the way I wanted them to but I am new at stenciling, especially when it comes to  painting them. Some of the paint leaked underneath and I need to find a way to prevent that next time. I figure with some practice I'll figure out the right technique. If you have any stenciling tips, I would definitely love to hear them. I'm all ears for any advice.

What kind of Valentine's Day decor do you have in your house? Have you made anything Valentine's Day related? Share them with me. You can upload your pics and links (if you have a site) via email, the Flickr group, or on my Facebook page and you could end up on Show Me Saturday!

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18 comments:

  1. This project is awesome! Beautiful canvases. It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

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    1. Thank you! I'll head on over and check it out!

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  2. So cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  3. Super cute Valentine art. I am hosting a Valentine contest, please stop by and link up for a chance to win.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is so cute! I have some extra canvases lying around at home that I might have to do something like this with.
    I am hosting a Valentine's project link party until 2/14. I would love it if you came and linked these up!

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    1. You totally should! And if you do, I'd to see yours! I'm heading over to site now!

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  5. such a perfect decoration. Love it! I am having a Valentine's Day Linky Carnival and I would love for you to link this up:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-countdown-linky-party.html

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    1. Thank you SO much! I'll go check it out now!

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  6. This is really cute!! I will have to do this too!!!

    www.justthetwoofus-annaandtruett.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! If you end up making it, send me your pictures! I;d love to see yours!

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  7. Thanks for linking up and good luck :)

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  8. Had to stop in again. Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

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    1. No problem! Thank you for stopping by again!

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  9. Amazing! I love the way they turned out! I would want to keep them up all year :)

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