- Pre-stretched canvas on wood frame. I bought mine at Michael's in a pack of 3 for around $12. They are 16x20, but you can use whatever size suits your needs
- Fabric. Mine is from Wal-Mart and it came in a pack of 5 co-ordinating pieces for around $6.00
- Spray Paint. I used Krylon, available at most hardware stores, mine is from Canadian Tire.
- Vinyl "mack tack"/contact paper from the Dollar Store
- Cricut Machine or a very sharp exacto knife and a steady hand
- Staple gun and staples
- "OK to Wash" fabric glue (at Wal-Mart)
|Laying out the canvas, face down on the back-side of the fabric|
|Cutting on an angle|
|Make the Cut!|
4. Once your pattern is how you like it, start peeling the backing off the vinyl letters and start sticking them to the fabric.
5. After all the words are stuck down, take a good look at it and make sure the letters are completely flat, otherwise spray paint may get underneath them. Also, congratulate yourself! You're done the hard part!
6. Spray one light coat of spray paint over the entire fabric. Make sure to cover the sides as well. Try not to rush things by spraying one heavy coat. This could make your fabric too wet and it may wrinkle.
|After one coat of paint|
7. Wait about 12 hrs (I waited overnight) and give it one more coat of paint. Let it dry for at least an hour.
- Try to get a fabric that doesn't have too much pattern in it.
- Don't use a paint that is the same colour as the design in your fabric.
- You may need a hammer to get the staples to go in all the way.