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pinned it. tried it. {do it yourself: painted canvas quote}

30 Sep
I found this DIY project on A Beautiful Mess a while ago and pinned it. It has been something I wanted to try but just haven’t gotten around to it.

Last week I finally got around to looking forĀ  vinyl letters to use and Michaels. I wasn’t sure if I could use the permanent adhesive ones or the repositional ones. All they had in the size I wanted was the permanent ones so I decided to wait. I wasn’t sure they would come off the canvas. At Target the other day, I saw these letters and thought they would be perfect, especially because one package came with 2 sizes and it was only $2.99. (When I looked back at the blog post after I noticed that she used permanent ones so I guess either would work. Oh well) I already had a canvas and paint, so I was ready to go.

Dan and I decided on paint colors together that we thought would look good in our space. The first thing I did was cut out the letters that I needed so I could place them out on the canvas and see how they fit. I decided on green and pink stripes for underneath the letters. Then I peeled the letters and stuck them on the canvas where I wanted them.

I let the stripes completely dry before starting with the purple. I had to do 6 coats of purple in order to cover the color of the stripes. I like that you can still kind of see the texture of the stripes but I didn’t want to see the color at all. Once the purple was dry, I peeled the letters off so you could see the stripes underneath.

The purple bled under the edges of the letters a little but I actually like it better than if all the edges were perfect. I love the way this turned out. I love the colors and stripes. I think it looks really cool.

I think this was a fairly easy project to do. I have tons of canvases and lots and lots of quotes that I love. I can’t wait to make more of these. I think they would also make great presents.
What do you guys think?
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