Hi creative peeps! Kathy here to show you a chalkboard canvas to go with this mini canvas I made for the blog last month. I love the messages on Melissa's Chalk Talk Treat Bags and wanted to give these cute canvases to my daughter for her dorm room.
5" x 7" Deep Edge Canvas
White Upholstery Tacks
Cut the saying out of the envelope and set aside.
Paint the canvas with a coat of Art Anthology Desire Velvet, which has a matte finish. When that dries, paint with Ferrari Sorbet, which has a shiny finish.
Use a distress tool on the edges of the saying to rough them up a bit.
Glue the chalk talk saying to the canvas using gloss gel then cover the top and sides of the canvas with the gel. This will seal it and protect the paper while giving the canvas a glossy finish.
Paint the tacks and resin butterfly with Crackle accents and let dry until cracks form.
Spray the butterfly with Heart Colorations Spray and the tacks with Raider Colorations Spray to bring out the cracks. Wipe any excess spray off.
The butterfly needed more color so I added Ferrari to it and wiped a bit of away.
Glue the butterfly to the canvas using Zip Dry liquid adhesive.
Hammer the tacks into the edges of the canvas.
Here is the finished canvas.
Thank you for visiting the blog today! Make sure to visit the new and improved Melissa Frances website. To see how I made the smaller chalkboard canvas go to this blog post.
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