My oldest son is on the worship team at church. He plays the drums and there is this amazing drum beat in one of the songs that we sing. I think he makes the song sound better than the original and with him going off to college in the fall, I’m getting all kinds of sentimental, so I thought I would take the lyrics from that song and create a canvas.
If you don’t have a Silhouette machine, I know you can find pre-cut vinyl at craft stores or on etsy. You can also choose to stencil to hand letter your canvas.
I laid out my vinyl words on the canvas and played around with the placement. Once they were where I wanted them, I used transfer paper and transferred them on to the canvas. There is a trick to getting the vinyl to stick to canvas. You need to put a hard surface under the canvas (I put a book under where I’m working) and use the back of a spoon to rub those letters off of the transfer paper and onto the canvas.
I love the way my canvas turned out!
I’ve also updated a few other canvases. As you can see, the bigger, the better!
Next time you see a worn out canvas print at a garage sale, don’t pass it up! This 1970’s tree print became one of my favorite re-do’s. Can you guess which of the above pictures that it turned into? Hint…the knock off version saved me more than $500!!!
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