Thursday, June 10, 2010

Canvas Room Decoration

I am soooo excited to be making my big debut at She's a Sassy Lady!! I have learned so many things from all of the other Sassy designers... I just hope I can inspire someone too!! Normally I am a LO kind of girl!! I love my photos and I love to scrap them. However, I am going to do something completely different today!! I made a canvas wall hanging for my daughters room and I really like the way it turned out... so I thought I would share it with you!! It has become a fun project in our house and we are making them like crazy!!

I started out with a plain white canvas that I picked up at Big Lots for $3!! Gotta love that price!! The canvas I used was a 9 x 12 but they have other sizes. I covered the canvas with a layer of pink acrylic paint. I wasn't real careful with my painting and I shaded in a little white paint too.

While the paint was drying, I cut out several of my daughters favorite fashion words (after all, she IS going to be a fashion designer some day!!) using the Forever Young Cartridge. I used Mod Podge to secure them to the canvas. I applied the words to the outer edges of the canvas because I wanted to keep the middle part open for the monogram letter I would be adding later!

The background for the monogram was cut out using the emblem button on page 71 of the Forever Young cartridge. I added some Glimmer Mist to the black piece of cardstock to give it a little sparkle! After adding the large L and some gems and stickles to the green cardstock it was ready to be assembled. I pop dotted each layer to give it some dimension. (There are pop dots under the green layer and the black layer. The L was glued directly on to the black cardstock.) I then started to lay out some of the shadows that I had cut to see how I wanted to arrange them. I wanted to cover parts of the words but not so much that you couldn't tell what the word said.  

One by one I started to layer all the pieces together. My daughter is all about bling and sparkles so I added as much as I could!! The top of the lipstick is covered with pink Stickles and I added Stickles and a gem stone to the flower accent.

Because my daughter really is into fashion, I tried to make the dress as realistic as I could. I added some silver trim to the bottom of the skirt and added more Stickles and gems.

I would love to say that I planned for the purse to have the pattern perfectly centered on it but I have to be honest... I was just plain lucky on that one!! I thought it looked great the way it was, I only added a single flower to it!!

Here is the nail polish bottle. I added stickles first to give it some bling, then I covered the stickles with Clear Accents to give it the look of a nail polish bottle.

And finally.... you have the final product!!

Here is a canvas that we finished last night as an end of the year gift for Lauren's teacher.Lauren is going to give it to her at the pool party today!  If you look closely, you can even see that I let Lauren glue the letters together all by herself!! LOL!! But even though the glue shows a bit, I figured the teacher would treasure it knowing that Lauren really did make it for her... not just another project from her mom!!

I hope you enjoyed the project and maybe even learned a thing or two!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Barb  :)


Heidi Mattessich said...

This is so cool! Love the black silhouettes (sp?) and how you decorated them :)

Cindy Groh said...

Love that Mrs Miller card. Super cute.

scrappinlil said...

Oh these are adorable. I really love how you used the canvas and added those words...gave it alittle extra something. Thank you also for stopping by my blog. I am going to disney world in October too...the same week. Maybe I will see you there. TFS

Jocelyn said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! It is just awesome and thank you so much on the How To!!!!

Wishing you a Fabulous Day!!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Both are great projects! Love them all. Love teh colors too. Happy Thursday!

Pat said...

Both projects are just too cute!!! love the girly-girl canvas!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love this project and look what Lauren did! She is a very talented young lady! Thank you soooo much for your wonderful post today!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This looks like it was alot of fun to make!

Susan said...

Both projects are awesome! I especially love the canvas project!! My daughter will be 12 on Sunday and I wish I would have thought to do something like this for her room! Oh well, there's always Christmas!

Fern said...

Look at you gf!!!!! What an awesome tutorial and cute, cute projects!!! GD Savannah will have to have one of these in a few years!!! Fantastic job, Barb!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Love your project. I have not tried to paint on my canvas projects yet. You've given me inspiration. Gotta try this for sure :)

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

There's no doubt about you being an inspiration! Lovin the canvas, love the bright pink and all the embellies, great job!

Kaye x

Unknown said...

Both of the canvas projects are fabulous!!!! I have never tried one and now I'm so eager to.....I'll be making a trip to big lots for sure.
I love all of the sassy girly things on Lauren's room canvas. The teacher one will be a big hit!!!
Kim xXx

Cheryl said...

Wonderful projects!

Sasya said...

great work, Barb!! so cute and so pretty!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, what an inpsiration! These are lovely and I just adore your FY gal! So very girly!

Anonymous said...

These are so precious Barb!!! very cute and femenine!! love them!!

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