I lined my little stones up like a heart and they sat there on that canvas for a little while. . . . . in fact, since Valentine's Day. . . . as you can see. . . from this Instagram post. . . .on Valentine's Day!
I finally took the time to sit down and create my canvas. Who cares that it was 2 months later! 😉
I decided that I wanted to do it on a gray background. It was my intention to paint the whole canvas gray, but instead I painted the inside of the heart one color and the outside another color. I didn't worry about getting my paint "perfect." I kind of like how it almost looks like linen the way the brushstrokes aren't perfect.
I didn't end up painting the edges, I was going to do that at a later time. I ended up choosing to glue burlap strips on the edges. I think it adds to the rustic feel.
I was going to write "LOVE" in the middle and then paint it. In fact, I did write "LOVE" in the center. But then, I realized I could use one of the "LOVE" decals left over from painting my flower pots I erased my hand-written "LOVE" and replaced it with the decal. It worked out perfectly! Since I still have a "DREAM" and "BELIEVE" left over, I should make two more canvases, but we'll see. . . . . . Ha! I have about 50 other projects that still need to be finished before I begin anything new.
I used tacky glue to glue the stones on. I had to look up which kind of glue I used to glue the tiles onto my DIY Chalkboard menu board, because they are still holding on strong! Once I remembered that I used tacky glue, I knew it would work for this project. The stones do kind of make this canvas front heavy, but I just have mine leaning on our gallery wall that my hubby made for me.
Once the canvas was painted, the stones were glued on and the decal was adhered, I just cut a little piece of burlap into strips and hot glued them on. I didn't worry about the edges being straight or whether little pieces were hanging off. I like the way it adds character to the canvas.
What do you think??? I think it's cute.
Once I finally decided to sit down and do it, each part didn't take that long. The longest part of the whole project was waiting for the tacky glue to dry. I just gave it a day to make sure.
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