THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simple Art Project

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I actually saw this done somewhere on the Internet but for the life of me I can't find it.  They used spray paint, but I am using a roller and antique finishing method instead.  Too cold outside to spray paint. 
I started with two 70 x 90 cm canvases

Covered them in fabric

I cut fabric larger than my canvases

Sprayed some adhesive on the canvas

Put the canvas down on the wrong side of fabric

Pulled each side of fabric in and stapled



Then I pulled the corners in and stapled.

Voila!


I cut out my letters of a song (What A Wonderful World),  onto a clearance roll of mac-tack that I found at the department store with my cutter. 

I used a sewing pencil and evenly spaced my boards so that I would have a line to follow while placing my letters.  I played with them a bit to find the best look.

 I used Kilz primer and coated both boards.  I then used some cream colored craft paint and put two more coats on

This is primed.  Add two more coats of paint for good coverage.  I forgot to take a picture when I had completed my paint coats.

  
I mixed up some linseed oil, naphtha, and acrylic paint.in raw umber. 

Rub the mixture all over the canvases.

I felt that this added an aged look to the canvas.

Now the fun part.  Start peeling off all the letters.

This is it.  Now to put them in their final home.



Cheers!















21 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! This song was our wedding song so these lyrics hold a special place in my heart. Creating a similar project has been on my to do list for awhile now... and seeing your beautiful work makes me want to get started on it right now... Thank you!

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    1. That is such a great wedding song. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I actually like this project and felt that the pictures didn't do it justice!

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  2. So very cool! Did you notice that they used this beautiful old song to honor those who've passed during last night's Academy Awards? Love it! Thanks for sharing on http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-lucky-13.html

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    1. Unfortunately I didn't watch all of it. It's a great old song!

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  3. What a cool project! Thanks for the great how-to!

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  4. How awesome is this! Not to mention such a great song selection. Feel free to link to the Success U Party at TheStuffofSuccess. I am also your newest follower. Have a terrific week. Athena

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  5. Simple and lovely! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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  6. What a fabulous project - and so smart to use 2 canvases instead of one - it really makes a difference.

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  7. This is quite the project! It looks like it would have taken a while, but it turned out wonderful:) I love that song, it makes me think of my grandpa that was his favorite song!

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  8. That's pretty neat!! Hmmmm... now what can I make? And where can I put it?.... creative juices are flowing.... lol

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  9. This turned out great! Love the idea of the 2 canvases together. One of my favorite songs... now I'll be humming it in my head the rest of the day! I keep saying I need to make one of these for our bedroom... Love your blog. I'm your newest follower.

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  10. this totally fascinated me. Now I need to google mac-tack. That is a new one on me. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
    pam

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    1. Hi Pam, It is a sticky paper with a backing. I think it is used to line shelves. It is so much cheaper than buying the cricut vinyl products.

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  11. Such a fresh take on Subway art or masking. I liked this so much I featured it on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    pam

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  12. I love this!!! My favorite song and so many possibilities with the fabric!!! I can't wait to try it! Found you on Pam's awesome blog - be colorful.
    marcie

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  13. I found my 'words' (the chorus to the song 'Smile' by Uncle Kracker) & have an arrangement that I like. Now, you have to tell me where you got your canvas'. I'm having trouble finding that size (2'x3')here in the US. :-P

    Thanks!!

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  14. This is REALLY cool!! Love the way they turned out! Great job!
    I'm following your blog now!

    Barbara @ chase-thestar.blogspot.com

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  15. Hy sweetie! love your blog! wanna follow each other?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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Cheers to great words!