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!
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.
Burlap Canvas, mine were 6x6 that I got at Wal-Mart
Card Stock or Stencil plastic maker stuff(or whatever it is called)
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)
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.
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!
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