June 17, 2010

Canvas Wall Art

I really like the canvas word art that has become popular. But most of it is sadly out of my price range. So I decided I can either keep looking wistfully, or come up with a way to do something similar on my own.
I started off with some text that I wanted to use. I chose 1 Corinthians 13, since that chapter was read at my wedding. Plus, let's be honest - who couldn't use a good reminder of what love is from time to time? I picked out the words that described what love is, and then I played around with arranging them, using some chipboard letters I had left over.

After I figured out what order I wanted the words to be in, I transfered the letters onto the canvas I was going to use.

I initially was going to tape the letters onto the canvas before the next part, but I had the idea to use stickers instead. Not only did I save time by not having to tape down each letter, I also got to mix and match the font.
After I arranged the stickers in place of the letters, it was time to paint. I was going to do a solid black coat of paint, but my can of black spray paint is apparently running low. I ended up really liking how this looked.

After the paint was dry, I peeled off the stickers. I left the ones that spell out love to give the work some visual interest.

After I was through, I liked the end result so much that I made a similar canvas using Philippians 4:8.

I already had the paint and the stickers for this project. The only thing I had to buy was the 2-pack of canvas for $7 at Hobby Lobby. Not to bad, huh?


  1. Those look really great! You did a fab job!

  2. Miss Debbie told me about your project. I haven't checked your blog in a while. It looks great, Heather.

  3. Okay, I'm going to completely ignore the guts of the post and instead comment on your table...is that a 1960's green marbley table with a wide chrome edge? I have the same one! Inherited it from my mom-in-law! Mine is in the laundry room, and I fold towels on it and stack stuff until I get motivated to put it away. Fortunately, most of the time there IS room for the towels!


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