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Sunday 17 August 2014

DIY | French Canvas

Halloo There!

How yah doin? Today’s blog is all DIY! And I am really excited to show this to you guys! Look at how pretty this looks against my wall!

So, let’s jump right in!

You will need the following:

4 Canvas or Wooden blocks
Glue gun
A picture
and some newspapers to cover the area for spills.

I keep saying Canvas, but it is actually wooden blocks. Whatever works the easiest for you. Learning from this experience, next time I will use a Canvas. I also used water based paint, but you are welcome to use any that works.

It is SO easy!

1. Take your picture and trace it onto your canvas. i cut out my picture and colored the back and then draw on it against the canvas and that left the outline picture on it. If you can draw really well (which I can’t) just redraw your picture on the canvas.

I decided to go all French on this one. I LOVE the Eiffel tower and the language. I wish I could visit again! *sigh*

2. Now, take your glue gun and trace the picture with the glue over the outline. It will look like the picture on the right.

Leave it a few minutes to dry. It does not take too long.

3. After the glue have dried, take your paint and brush and give it a nice thick coating. Now, here I used two different brushes. I used a smaller one to cover the outline and underneath and after that I took the big brush and gave the rest a coat. I let it dry for a few minutes and then give another coating. I only needed to coat it twice.

4. Now let it dry. Go make yourself a nice cup of hot tea and eat a piece of chocolate to reward your hard work.

5. After all have dried, ask you hubby, boyfriend, partner, a friend whoever is available to add some nails to the wall and voila! It is done! And doesn't it look so pretty?!

I really had a lot of fun doing this and I am planning on doing some more DIY! Let me know what you would like to see!

Ok peeps.

I will speak to you soon...or sooner!

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