Monday, November 23, 2015

Chalkboard Look Christmas Canvas

I got this old canvas artwork with a really ugly picture on it. It was orange and black with red least, I think that's what they were. And it was big. Sorry, I never thought to take a before picture.

But hey, it was free. I knew I could repurpose the canvas into something better. I saw this on Pinterest. Love the sayings!

But I wanted it to look like a chalkboard so I painted the whole thing black (after priming it to cover up the old artwork). 

Then I printed out my various sayings in different sizes and fonts

Laid it out, then one at a time, I rubbed chalk on the back and then traced out the words. Voila! Easy transfer! 

I used a chalk pen to outline the words on the first line then filled them in but decided it was too streaky

so I painted over it with white paint, then traced the next one, outlined with the chalk pen, painted, and so on until I was all done. You want to start at the top and work down so you're not smearing the words below.

I added a star and jingle bell accent:

I love how the chalk dust from tracing the letters make the canvas look like a real chalkboard.

I'm pleased with the way it turned out and  I now have a large piece of subway art to hang on the fireplace.

I'm getting the house ready for our Thanksgiving feast. Spent the day Friday cleaning the carpet. It was past due is all I'm going to say. ha. Now to finish up my shopping and start the cooking. I'm looking forward to having the kids and their boyfriend & girlfriend and friends over. Wonder if I can get them to watch "Miracle on 34th Street"? It's a tradition my children groan about. Maybe with the extra people over it will happen. LOL.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!