Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monochromatic Canvas & Subway Art Birth Announcement

Hey!

I wanted to share two crafts I did a couple months ago for Christmas gifts that I haven't had a chance to blog yet. I took a trip up to my hometown Portland, OR the week before Thanksgiving and brought the gifts with me as early Christmas presents.

First thing I did was make canvas signs for my three best friends.  I saw one similar on Pinterest but changed it up a bit. I used a different saying and foam letters instead of wood ones, I couldn't find the font I wanted in wood letters at Michael's.

All I used were the canvases (they were small square ones, not sure what size I think 6"x6"), white foam scrapbook letters, super glue, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, and white spray paint.

First thing I did was cut out the letters for the words I wanted individually so I could lay them out on the canvas and make sure they were all going to fit right... like this:


After this I got out my pencil and ruler, and measured/drew out the lines that I wanted my letters to go on. I did this so my letters wouldn't be crooked. I drew the lines on really light so I could easily erase and paint over them later.


After this I peeled off the foam sticker letters and put a TINY bit of super glue on the back and spread it out evenly the best I could. If you're not used to using super glue and try this project, just be VERY careful because it's easy to glue your fingers together doing this! I did it a couple times... ouch! I wanted to use super glue and not mod podge though because these were gifts and I didn't want the letters to fall off eventually.

This is how they turned out:


My friends were really touched and loved their canvases. :) I told them to hang it somewhere they would see it every morning and remember that's what I think of them. I want to make one for my house soon!

One more gift I made was using Microsoft Publisher.  I don't have a tutorial for this because it's been a couple months and I winged it (sorry I'm a bad blogger), but it's pretty easy to do! I made a subway art birth announcement for my new niece Audrianna Isabel:


I plan on making one of those for my next baby!

Thanks for reading!

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