How to make a reversed canvas
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How to make a reversed canvas

How to make a reversed canvas

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Step 1: Use a box cutter and cut around the staples to release the canvas from the frame.

Step 2: lay the frame on top of the canvas and trace around the frame. You can then cut around the lines you just traced. You will have to trim the canvas down some to fit the frame.

Step 3: Next, you can paint the frame what ever color you wish. I chose this homemade white chalk paint. You can see how I made this paint HERE.

Step 4: Once the frame is dry take a sanding block or sand paper over the frame. Wipe all the excess dust from sanding off of the frame. Dip a paint brush into the antiquing wax and brush the majority of it off on an old rag. Start painting the wax onto the frame starting where you want it to be the darkest. Allow the frame to dry

Step 5: While the frame is drying you can begin to paint the canvas. I chose to use apple barrel paint in the color black for this sign. Allow the paint to dry and apply a second coat if needed.

Step 6: Once the canvas is dry you can now staple the canvas to the frame. Make sure the ugly side that has all the staples is in the back, lol. Also, make sure you pull the canvas snug when stapling it. I demonstrate this a little better in my video tutorial.

Step 7: Now it is time for the fun part, the STENCIL! I chose this cute Get naked stencil from Magnolia.. they are seriously the EASIEST stencils to use. They have so many cute designs! You can check them out HERE, but before you look at the stencils I do want to let you know that I am indeed a designer for Magnolia Designs and I do make a commission off of any sales. I try my best to be honest and upfront about what I am selling.

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 


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