Monday, 31 May 2010

Fabric Canvas

I recently made a bigger version of it, with a few twists.

I didn't have a canvas that was big enough for what I wanted, so I made one big canvas out of three small canvases. I stapled them together down the middles, and did a few on the fronts of the canvases to stop them from bowing out.

The staples I put in are down the centre.

Put some on the front of the canvases, too.

Then, I cut a piece of fabric bigger than the canvases. I added about two inches around the edges. It is best to iron your fabric first.

Then I started stapling the fabric down. Start at the middle and work your way out; pulling the fabric very tight to prevent wrinkles. Leave the corners until last.

This is how I finish off the corners. You may need to cut off some of the fabric to get it neat and tidy.

Then, admire your beautiful new artwork that took ten minutes, and was practically free because you already had everything needed to make it!

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  1. I like how you stapled the smaller canvases together to create the larger one!! Smarty-pants : )

  2. This is so clever! I might have to copy you. I just popped over to say thank you for your sweet comment on my guest post at Ucreate! And now I'm going to see what other great ideas you have here. :)

  3. Thanks! I hope you found lots of other inspiring ideas. :)