Saturday, January 21, 2017

Black & White Striped DIY Canvas Art

This weekend, I finally put away our Christmas and New Years decor. All except the Christmas tree! I am allowing that to stay up at least one more week. Baby steps.

My husband told me, "It looks so empty in here." I think I fell a little more in love with him after that comment. I always feel that way after putting away the gold tinsel, glittery nutcrackers and sweet little snowman. Plus, in Minnesnowta, winter is still raging on through March. Why shouldn't holiday sparkle?

Well, I packed everything away and to fill the void, I pulled out the Valentine's Day decor. I do love the sweet hearts and shiny "I love you" signs. To add to the set up, I did a little canvas project that is inspired by my Kate Spade agenda.

I have shared some pictures on IG of my darling planners over the years. I have always been totally calendar obsessed, that baby comes everywhere with me. Knowing this, I invested a bit more on my planner this year. I have been loving it! One of my faves is an old planner pattern which is simple but girlie, I replicated it for my Kate Spade inspired canvas project.

Black & White Striped DIY Canvas Art

- Canvas (I used an 8x10)
- Paint (I used black acrylic paint)
- Painter's Tape
- Craft Tape (I used an adhesive gold glitter tape)
- Wooden letter or shape (Mine was purchased at Michaels)

1. I started by taping down the areas that I wanted to stay white. Be sure to press the tape down firmly to avoid bubbles.
2. Paint the open areas with the black paint. Paint two coats.
3. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
4. Since my lines weren't perfectly straight due to using low quality painter's tape that bubbled, I used craft tape to cover the lines. I used half inch craft tape and cut it into smaller pieces. Stick or glue into place.
5. Glue on your shape or letter. Allow time to dry before hanging.

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