Saturday, July 16, 2011
I really enjoyed working on this project. It was pretty easy but did take a couple of days to complete.
I started by ironing the fabric and laying it face down. Then I laid the canvas on top of the fabric and cut around it leaving about 1.5 inches of overhang on all sides of the canvas. To secure the fabric, I used a staple gun and stapled the fabric to the back of the frame making sure to keep it pulled tightly.
I bought white wooden letters from Michael's and then I painted them using acrylic paints. As a warning the red paint took about 8 coats!! I let the letters dry over night before starting to embellish them.
I used a Cricut to cut out the circles and stars and I also cut coordinating strips of paper to make the "plaid" embellishment. I used regular craft glue to adhere the cardstock to the wood. After letting the letters dry for a couple of hours, I sealed everything in using Mod Podge and let them dry overnight.
The stars were a big hit with Chase, who likes to reffer to himself as Super Chase!