Kristen Duke, who has been featuring our Thursday Photography With Kristen Duke Series, is taking a blog break this week and playing with some company she is hosting. I know many of you will be disappointed as many of you look forward to all of her posts and the great things she has been teaching us…but…she will be back next week. The good news is that I do have a fun Idea Room Reader Guest Post for you today. Today’s Guest Post is by Linda from Burlap and Blue. Thanks Linda for sharing your idea with us today.
Every once in a while a Crate and Barrel catalog comes to my door. And while I don’t normally fall in love with many of their pieces (or their prices), I did happen upon this image while perusing their wares…
Step 1: Collect your supplies. I had some sale canvas’ from Ben Franklin that I knew would be perfect for this project. I also gathered three wallpaper samples that I wanted to use for the backgrounds.
Step 2: If using stapled canvas’, hot glue a length of ribbon around each canvas. No staples to deal with? You can choose to still use the ribbon for color/contrast, or you can paint your canvas’ edges.
Step 3: Using your choice of medium–paint, wallpaper, or scrapbook paper, cover your canvases. I used wallpaper and liked having the subtle design in the background, though I think three canvases in three different solid colors would look great as well.
Step 5: If you are good with a paintbrush, feel free to go ahead and paint in your designs. I, on the other hand, am not. So, for me, the easiest next step was tracing my sketches with a black scrapbooking marker. A sharpie would also work well. Then, taking black paint, fill in your outlines…
**Thanks Linda for sharing with us your beautiful wall art. It turned out lovely! Be sure to check out Linda’s other ideas over at Burlap and Blue.
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