Peace Canvas made for my daughter Eliza who likes everything rainbows and peace signs.
- Needed to complete this project:
- 1 canvas panel 16"x20" http://www.joann.com/artist-canvas-16-x20-/prd791948/
- Black paint
- Chipboard letters - I used 5 different font types. If you don't have chipboard letters and have a Cricket use your Cricket to cut out letters on chipboard or thick cardboard.
- Stamp'n Up chipboard owls, leaves, dots, flowers and hearts.
- small iron or quilters seam iron.
- circle and full circle stamp about 1 1/4"
- Mod Podge
- Sponge paint brush.
- Using your black paint, paint your canvas. I painted it twice. Set aside and let dry.
- Now it's time to melt your crayons over your chipboard pieces. Pick out the colors you want to use or use the colors I did. The choice is yours.
- I will be posting a video on how I do this "crayon melt" technique. But basically you take the crayon you want to use and peel the paper off. Cover your work area with paper, I just used lined school paper. For every color you are going to need a new sheet of paper, you don't want to melt the colors together. Set your small iron or quilters iron to medium. Carefully, and I cannot stress this enough, carefully melt the crayon over 1 letter at a time. Once your letter is covered carefully, again very carefully, make sure that the whole letter is covered sides and all. Again I will be posting a video of this technique.
- the crayon dries almost immediately and is cool enough to pick up as soon as it is solid looking. I picked mine up and carefully went over it again with the quilter's iron making it sure the sides were covered.
- Now cover your chipboard figures the same way.
- Set your crayoned letters and figures to the side and grab your mod podge.
- Using a big foam brush smear mod podge all over your black canvas. I like to go in different to add a bit of texture. Let your glue set for about 10-15 minutes then take your stamps and press them into the mod podge, I gave my filled circle stamp a little twist, I think it works better that way.
- Let your mod podge dry for for an hour or so. I let my dry overnight because I had to cook dinner. Once it's dry use your mod podge to glue the letters and figures in place. I just gooped on the glue front and back then place them on the canvas. Again, wait 10-15 minutes so that your letter/figures can set, then add a bunch of mod podge again all over sealing around your letters and figures. stamp some more circles let it dry and your done.
Note: If your like me and don't finish the project in 1 day, you can use the same sponge brush, just put it in a baggy or rap it in saran wrap and put it in the fridge.
If you make this project same or not please post a picture. I would love to see what you came up with.