Looking at my boring dining area an table I had to do something immediately to make it more welcoming. Having a voided space above the table gave me an idea; CANVAS ART!! I hopped onto Etsy an realized just how expensive the ones I wanted were.. So to negotiate the cost I thought DIY.
What you need:
-Canvas (mines were 11x13 from flying tiger $3)
-Craft paper / freezer paper as a stencil
-Pencil or chalk
Step 1: Cut Fabric
Cut your desired fabric to match the size of your canvas; take into consideration you might have to add a few inches to ensure the fabric wraps the whole canvas. The 11x13 canvas I was using required me to cut my fabric at least at 15x18. You will be folding under the edges of the fabric so as not to have the fabric fray.
Step 2: Fold Over Edges
Begin by Turing under your fabric edges 1/4 or 1/2. Ensuring that your fabric lines up with the edges of the original canvas. Then press the edges flat.
Step 3: Secure the Fabric
Secure the fabric in place with tape, only a few strips on each side will do. Once all side and corners have been secured. Turn over your canvas and inspect it making sure the fabric is sitting correctly and pulled taught against the canvas.
Step 4: Glue Time
Heat up your glue gun and begin applying glue to all edges and corners of the canvas. Apply pressure onto each glued section to ensure a lasting bond. Remove the tape as you go. Set aside and allow to bond 10-15mins
Step 5: Stencil
Using either pencil or chalk use freehand or a stencil to create your image or words. I used chalk as my fabric was dark. I did not have freezer paper so what I did was use craft paper wrote in my words then cut it out as a stencil.. Used tape to secure it onto my finished canvas used chalk to out line it and voila..! Now this step is up to you. Stencil; freehand drawing or freezer paper image.
Step 6: Get Ready to Paint
Easy steps here.. Paint your image or words. I'm using Martha Stewart's satin fabric paint in wedding cake and a flying tiger paintbrush.
Sit aside and let dry.
There you have it.! Completed canvas wall art!