Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Project 365: Day 11

Another beautiful day in Denver! But instead of a photo of the blue sky I thought I'd share a picture of one of my latest pinning projects:

I found the project on Pinterest, (from this blog). And the idea was to take a canvas, cover it with some cool fabric, mask off a quote that I like, and spray paint the thing black.  A couple of weeks ago I found this awesome fabric and attached it to my canvas using spray adhesive - The blog recommended a staple gun but (1) I didn't read the blog very closely and (2) I don't have a staple gun anyway and (3) I kind of have a thing for spray adhesive these days.

My next step was to find a good quote. I was planning on going with something from Dr. Seuss, but was unexpectedly inspired by the air freshener hanging up in Aimee's car this weekend. 
So, once I had my quote and I had my canvas, I was ready to go. As I mentioned, I didn't read the blog very carefully or else i would have known that contact paper would have been much cheaper and more effective way of doing the project. Instead, I bought some stickers from Michael's and used some painters tape for the boarder - neither of which stuck very well once they got wet with the spray paint. 

Here's a picture of the project after one coat of paint

I was pretty shocked that it took so much paint, I used an entire can on the thing before the whole thing was covered. A note for anyone else attempting this project: I would probably skip the spray adhesive because I think it caused my spray paint to come out a little funny and the fabric to bubble up a little bit.   I might go over it with some acrylic paint to get rid of the weird sheen in some areas, but I think I'm going to hang it up in my room... overall I'm pretty happy with it.

And that is the story of my picture of the day! Yay for pinning!

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