Canvas signs made easy

isiah 41 10 Canvas with instructions | Life of Momma BI wanted to add a scripture verse canvas for my daughter’s room.  I found several on Etsy, but with prices upwards of $50 and my limited budget, I knew there had to be a better way.  I decided to make one myself.  However, I have terrible handwriting.  Upon further research I figured out how to do it myself. I began with a large canvas (24×18) and an assortment of acrylic paints.  I painted it all in cream paint.  Then,  I added the letter L in the background.  Pictures are below the step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Using a printer, I printed out a large letter L

Step 2: I turned the piece of paper over and shaded in the letter with a pencil.  I had to go over the letter several times.

Step 3: I placed the letter right side up and colored on top of the letter I had printed.

Step 4: This allowed the pencil lead from step 2 to transfer onto the canvas. It made it like carbon paper.

Step 5: I then used white paint and a thin brush to paint the letter L.

canvas work step by step instructions | Life of Momma BThe words of the verse were added the same way, except I used a black paint pin for the writing since it gave me a thinner, more controlled point.  I used my favorite software, Microsoft Publisher, to create the printouts.

The final step was to add the border.  I used painters tape to mark off the edges. I followed it up with the thin line of yellow to add a little contrast.

I loved how this project turned out. I will definitely be making more in the future.


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