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diy your own canvas

apparently i forgot that the internet company was doing maintenance on the neighborhood yesterday and my Internet was out all day.

it was awesome.

my husband was home so I was all…”see, you think i’m always on the computer” (which i am except when it’s not working) but he doesn’t know that…cause as soon as i hear his truck in the driveway i blast the air with pledge and drop to the floor to pretend to mop it.

but that is all irrelevant….
(competition is over!!!!)
mandy is calling herself the underdog. (i mean she is like 17 behind me. not so much the underdog)

but we need to make sure she STAYS an “underdog” go follow me. it’s vital to my health.
and yours.
if i don’t win i might get depressed and never blog again.
and NOBODY wants that.
okay empty threats over….

this was a diy club guest post….

and in honesty one of my most favorite projects.
i love the outcome, and the colors…and i want to make some many more!!!!!

in high school, i was the art teachers T.A. (teacher’s assistant)
(I spent a lot of time in my art room in high school…)

and one of my assignments was prepping the canvas by painting it with gesso.

and it sucked.
25 canvases…and they weren’t small.

so when i saw that krylon had gesso spray SPRAY paint..i totally had to give it a try!

I took some white material (it was actually dark out curtain material left over from my daughter’s room)

and spray painted it..

maybe i should of ironed?   naaaaaah.

then i took this awesome vinyl cut out from ten 23 designs

I painted a big black spot. laid the vinyl birds on top..and then took a little black paint and painted around the edges to help seal it in so no paints sneaks under!

(i acutally had it up on my wall…but it wasn’t exactly what i wanted!)

so i used it as stencil instead…
i then went totally paint happy

my inpirations was this awesome picture from pinterest

i used loads of awesome paint by americana…on my very professional artist paint try (i.e. i can’t believe it’s not butter lid)

when i was happy with the behind…i peeled up my vinyl…

and then..since i wanted it to pop off the wall like a real canvas….

but lack the word working tools/talent to make a real frame for it…

i wrapped it around a large piece of styrofoam….

and gorilla glued it all around…

then gorilla glued on a disc hanger….

then i hung it up! and i totally love it!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.