Friday, July 12

Chevron Canvas

Once I found out we were moving into our cute new little home, I immediately hit craft mode! 
However, not all of them turned out how I envisioned. 
But, like I've mentioned before, I don't like to read a lot of crafting directions; I like to learn for myself.
 And they either turn out amazing or they end up thrown in the trash lol. 
This one was 50 / 50

I bought two canvases at Hobby Lobby for $8 - such a deal! 

I knew exactly what I wanted to do because I had seen some inspiration on Pinterest. 
But, we all know that what looks amazing on Pinterest, 
doesn't always end up looking that way when you actually make it lol. 
Just another learning experience craft for me. 
But I was able to hang one of the canvases up in my powder room. 

Chevron Template
Painter's tape
Sponge brush

I cannot believe how complicated people make chevron out to be. 
I get how walls would be tough, but I seriously found some posts of people making 1 x 1 inch markings all over their canvases - uhhh.... it's called a template people! haha 
I was able to find one in no-time thanks to Google. 
I liked this site because it had a few different sizes of Chevron to use. 
These aren't for walls 
(please don't use this on a wall; you would get nauseous looking at it) 
but you could use it on furniture or smaller projects. 

I printed off the template and taped it to some old poster board I had lying around and cut it out. 

Then I just laid it on my canvas and started tracing. 

Once I was done tracing, I starting cutting tape and placing it over the traces. 
I think this would have been a lot easier if my chevron lines were either as wide as my painter's tape or bigger. 
My lines were smaller so I had to do a few phases of painting. 
I wrote on the canvas where my Mint color was going to go so I wouldn't accidently paint the wrong lines - it's happened before so lesson learned :) 

As you know, I'm one of the most impatient people, especially when it comes to crafts. 
I don't like waiting for things to dry so I just keep going lol. 
I painted about three layers and called it good! 

Once I removed the tape, there were a few areas where the paint had leaked onto the white. 
This was fine because I painted over the white with a cream color to tone it down. 
The cream color took a while to paint just because I did it without laying down tape over the mint. 
I just free-handed it. 
Which was fine; I had nothing better going on that night lol. 

I thought the edges were pretty boring so I bought silver glitter tape from Michaels and lined the edges.


Seriously. This is where I went wrong on my second canvas. 
It all looked cute, but it was just such a freaking mess! 
And when you use the tape, all you have to do is cut it to the shape you need. 
DUR! (another lesson learned)

Plus, I must have bought the crappiest sealant for my glitter canvas because it spurted out onto the canvas instead of spraying an even mist. 
So..... it totally ruined the canvas. 
I could work with the annoying glitter flecks, 
but the glue looked like snot (or something worse) all over the canvas. 
And I couldn't scrape it off. 

Oh well. 
One canvas was good enough. 
And it turned out good enough to keep in my powder room so it works for me :).

Every project is a learning experience - but I still love it :) 

Email or message me for any questions about the Chevron Canvas project. 
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