Monday, September 5, 2011

LOVE Canvas Art

   Hi, everyone!  Happy Labor Day!  I started laboring away on a beautiful, easy project last night.  It's a piece of art on canvas.  Let me tell you how I made it. :)
   I used my Silhouette machine to cut the word LOVE from a piece of pretty black scrapbook paper.  I also took a canvas out of my canvas stash to put the letters on.
I painted my canvas hot pink.  (If you want to get technical, the color is strawberry.)
Now, the reason I started this project is because I recently bought some of the new Martha Stewart paints from Michaels.  I just had to try out the beautiful pearly colors.  So I chose the Pink Taffeta Pearl paint to stencil a design onto my canvas.
I don't like my projects to look too "new."  I love for them to have an aged look.  So when I finished with the stenciling.  I rubbed my black ink pad over the edges and some of the surface of my canvas.
Then I took out my Mod Podge and glued the letters to the canvas.
I intentionally left space at the bottom of the canvas to add some type of embellishments.  I decided on ribbon flowers with button centers.  I am kind of obsessed with them right now.
I used my glue gun to attach the flowers to the canvas.
I put rhinestones in the centers of the two outside ribbon flowers' buttons because they had a space in the middle that was screaming, "Add some bling!"  Then I was finished!
I love the pearl effect of the stenciled design, and I love the pink!  And I really love that it was inexpensive and pretty easy!  This would be so cute in a little girl's room or as a Valentine's gift. 


  1. Love it! LOL I like the idea of using the ink pad. I'll have to try that method as well.

    Thanks for the tutorial.


  2. Hello! Visiting from Amy at Mod Podge Rocks. Any friend of Amy's is a friend of mine! Thank you for being a teacher -- my daughter is an elementary education major. However, I'm here to see your crafts you are very creative, and I am now your new follower. Hope you can come over and visit me soon at

  3. This was such a great idea to host this party! Your artwork is just amazing! You are so talented!! I see that you are an English teacher. So was my mother! I posted a tribute to her today. Many blessings to you!

  4. This looks great! Your pink party inspired me to use that as the theme for one of my fall craft challenges, and it's going on right now; I'd love for you to link this up!

  5. Bethany! I always love all of your ideas, but this is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! Thank you for linking up to my Valentine Link Party. I appreciate you taking the time to do that.

  6. This turned out so good. I really like this. I'd like to do one in light pink and black for
    my daughters room. Wonderful blog. I"m your newest follower.

    1. Wow, great post, i have come across your blog and see that you have posted here amazing print tutorial i like it, i just want to say thanks for sharing.

      wall art


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