When completing the family room as my first room in my Dozen Designs Challenge, I struggled with adding personal artwork.
I have seen several ideas similiar to this floating around Pinterest. I decided to give it a try. Here is how I created my canvas wall art.
Photos (I used 2 8 x 10s and 1 16x20)
Mod Podge in Matte finish
Artist Canvas (I bought my larger ones from Hobby Lobby using 40% off coupons, I had the 8 x 10 ones on hand from a previous project)
Cricut or way to create a stencil
Sponge paint brushes
Spray Paint (I used Oil Rubbed Bronze and Cream)
For the photo canvases I followed this simple and quick tutorial from Girl Inspired. It was super easy. Before I attached my picture I used spray paint around the sides and front edges in Oil Rubbed Bronze. After attaching the picture I used her technique of taking black paint with a sponge and applying it to the edges. It all came together nicely. I did try attaching scrap book paper to the sides first instead of painting and it did not work well for me...so, if you want to save time, paint the edges.
For the word art I followed the following steps:
1. I painted my canvas with two coats of spray paint. First a cream, followed by oil rubbed bronze. I wanted them to have a slightly worn look without a bright white showing through the paint.
Below you can see the stencil on top of the canvas. I just made sure I painted by pressing straight up and down with the sponge. This helped it stay in place and not smudge too bad.