Thursday, August 23, 2012

DIY: Chipboard Canvas

Project: Chipboard Canvas

This project is SOOO easy! Seriously, anyone can do it whether you're artistic or not. I made it as a wedding present but I'm about to make a really huge one for our dining room.

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Two 17x20 canvases (got them in a 2 pack for $7.99 at Hobby Lobby)
  • Different sizes of wood or chipboard letters (I used chipboard, WAY cheaper)
  • Craft glue
  • Spray paint

I didn't take pictures of each step, only the finished product because it really doesn't need a photo explanation.

Step 1) Pick your quote and decide which words you want to be which size. Then buy the amount of chipboard letters needed in each size packet.

Step 2) Lay out the chipboard letters on your  canvases and make sure you like the flow.

Step 3) Glue down letters and press to canvas (I kept re-presssing mine every 10 minutes or so to make sure there were no corners left up. I even added a little extra corner glue to some letters). Let glue dry overnight.

Step 4) Take your spray paint (goes on much smoother over the letters than acrylic and doesn't leave clumps of paint in between letters) and spray 2-3 coats (until the canvas and chipboard are the same color)

Step 5) Enjoy the fruits of your labor!


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