{New Project} Canvas DIY Subway Art

I am always looking for new things to try with my Silhouette Cameo and a quick search came across many, many, many tutorials! I took a little bit from each tutorial and the result was even better then I expected!

The key I found was once you have the vinyl letter placed on the canvas, apply a layer of modge podge to ensure the paint does not bleed and keep those clean, crisp lines! In no way was the end product perfect, but for the first try I was quite proud of myself. And eh, I don’t want it to look like I bought it off some department store shelf, it should look like I made it (at least that is what I keep telling myself!).

{How To} It was really quite simple… First, cut out wording on the Silhouette Cameo. Second, using transfer paper apply the wording on to the canvas. Third, apply a layer of modge podge and let dry overnight. Fourth, paint over entire canvas (using a small roller I found worked best).. a few coats may be required. Fifth, peel off the vinyl and voila!

And here’s a fun DIY version for the kids… Continue reading “{New Project} Canvas DIY Subway Art”

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The Art of Wrapping… With Kids!

We tried something new this year with our presents, and personally I think it was my best idea yet….. and Miss L was happy to get to add her touch!

Our Four Steps to Christmas Present Wrapping:
1. Mom Wraps Gifts 
   (in brown paper)
2. Miss L Stamps with Christmas Stamps
   (while mom is wrapping the next one)
3. Pick Out Bow / Label and Apply
4. Repeat Steps 1 to 3!

Miss L is kept busy with stamping while I can keep busy wrapping and not worry about little fingers wanting to handle the tape and scissors!

Merry Christmas!

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