Apr 7, 2014

Burlap Canvas Wall Art


I am not much of a crafty person, but from time to time, I find things that inspire me to give it a try.
When I found these little burlap canvases at Wal-Mart, I was inspired!


Puzzle Wall Art


As a non-crafty person, I thought I would try something I was passionate about, PUZZLES!  Since it is
Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share this fun and simple wall art.



Autism Wall Art


 To make these, you will need:
Burlap Canvas, mine were 6x6 that I got at Wal-Mart
Craft paint
Foam Brush
Card Stock or Stencil plastic maker stuff(or whatever it is called)
Scissors
Painters Tape

I used the card stock to make a stencil of a puzzle piece, I use my favorite puzzle piece cookie cutter as a
guide, then cut out the puzzle piece, is that called reverse stencil?  Well, whatever, basically, I cut out and removed the area I WANTED to paint, protecting the area I did not want to paint.
I had tried tracing the puzzle piece, but burlap is hard to write on.  I tried using a marker/sharpie, but then it bled, so don't do that.  (See what I mean, home girl is NOT a crafty person)

Autism Wall Art

  I then taped my "stencil" to my canvas using painters tape, my favorite thing ever, so that it could be removed quickly, and not damage the canvas.  I then painted the middle of the stencil, I found it best to kinda paint from outside, on the stencil, inward, to the middle of the puzzle piece, that resulting in the paint NOT bleeding under the stencil.  Clear as mud?  See, I told you I am not a crafty person.

Autism Wall Art

So, then you paint, and then remove the stencil.  Look, perfect puzzle piece!  Woot Woot!  Now, here would be a reason to use plastic, because this a one time only stencil, if you used plastic, instead of paper, like I did, you could wash and reuse it.  This is where I had a "slap on the forehead" moment, when I was cutting out more puzzle pieces.  Live and learn.


Autism Wall Art

Isn't it pretty?  I personally love them!  But, I am pretty crazy about puzzle pieces.  This same process could be used with any shape you want.  I think I might do more of them for my new cookie room at our new house!



Give it a try sometime, they are quick and easy, even if you are not a crafty type of person like me!

Autism Wall Art


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12 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I pinned your post to my Autism Board! =)
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Melissa....I am so bad about Pinning...I always forget to pin my own stuff...blogger FAIL!

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  2. I think these are fantastic! I found you through Yesterfood's Treasure Box Tuesday, and would like to invite you to join my link-a-long every Friday and weekend at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com. All things homemade and handmade welcome!

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    1. Thank you Mary...heading to your blog now....I dabble in crochet....I am sure I can lean something from you!

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  3. Really cute and like the idea of a repeated pattern with varying colors. (Stopping by from Do Tell Tuesday.)

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    1. Thank you Katie, I just love puzzle pieces...I would be a very happy lady if everything had a Puzzle Piece on it!

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  4. Those burlap canvases are awesome. What a clever way to embellish them!

    This would look great in a child's room too. You've got me thinking....

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. These were so fun and easy to make Jennifer, keep me posted on what you do. I might have picked up a bunch more...they are just so cute!

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  5. This is awesome! I am pinning this to my Think Outside The Toy Box board!

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  6. These are cute and you're right, they would look great with various prints on them. I'm curious about your "cookie room!"

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  7. These are lovely, simple project but looks really good. I love burlap, you could makes lots of lovely things out of it. Joining in for the first time with your party in your PJ's party.

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