Sunday, June 10, 2012

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On Tuesday I was lucky enough to guest post on the blog Brilliant Like Fireflies,  I figured I share here on T&B for those of you who may have missed it!
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I am so excited to be swapping today sharing a DIY painted canvas that would make a fantastic gift for Father's Day, Graduation, or anyone wanting to show some school spirit with all of you Brilliant Like Fireflies readers!

Alma Matter Logo Canvas!

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I started off by importing an image from the web into my new Cameo.  I completed this vinyl on the third use of my Cameo {seriously- you can do this too} it took me a few tries but Oh the satisfaction!
This was for a Penn State U die hard using the Nittany lion and the family's last name.  I placed the vinyl on my canvas in the spots that I wanted to remain white!

If you do not have a Cameo, you can easily do this by printing a photo of your logo and transferring it to your canvas by hand, then painting it.

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{white vinyl on white canvas}

PSU colors are a deep Navy blue, so I began painting the canvas with Navy acrylic paint.  I wanted a more interesting background than a flat color so I randomly slapped on a small amount of black and blended, blended, blended until the colors flowed into each other.

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Set aside to dry, and if your like me this is the hardest part!  I am SO very impatient!  I managed to allow it to almost dry before grabbing my crafting set of tweezers...

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carefully, pull up the vinyl lettering to expose the white areas where the lettering blocked the paint!
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Don't worry, the paint will seep under a bit as the vinyl does not make a great seal onto the fabric of the canvas.  This is were you get your itty bitty thin little liner brush out and touch up the lines.  I filled in the white areas of the canvas with a bright white paint being careful to crisp up those edges as best as I could.  Remember, perfection is not necessary- this is a hand painted treasure, the imperfections make it beautiful!
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For more projects like this and sooooo much more, please stop by my castle at Tiaras and Bowties!


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3 comments:

andie jaye said...

this turned out great! i sooo need to break mine out and mess with it more...

andie jaye said...

this turned out great! i sooo need to break mine out and mess with it more...

DebbieDoesCreations said...

Love it. I just found you through a google search. I just made a 12x12 canvas for a friend and will blog about it next week. Yours looks like a canvas type flag? New follower :)

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