Hi everyone. Here is my tutorial on these chandy canvases.
If you go to hobby lobby or other craft stores it seems like these canvases are always on sale
It's either this look or some cats or a butler with coffee. They are about 12 inches by 12 inches and if you see beyond the design, you realize they are very sturdy and can be remade into what you want. I always have about 6 of these on hand for projects. They usually cost me about 2 bucks. Not bad for the size. Sometimes I need to prime them but since I am using thick drop cloths, the design doesn't show through.
I love screen printing, if I don't have to make the screen. It's very easy. I bought this premade screen of a chandeleir at hobby lobby and the simply screen paint. I place the screen exactly where I want it, tape it in place and then squeeze some paint around the design. Using the the paint scraper I spread the paint across the design until the whole design is filled in. You may have to go back and forth a few times. This gives alot more detail then stenciling so you need to make sure all the little details are covered. Once you lift the screen your done. Be careful lifting it to, because you don't want paint to fall.
Then you need to clean the screen under warm tap water and place it on paper towels to dry before you use it again. It dries pretty fast.
After your done it needs to dry for 24 hours. Then you use a pressing cloth and iron on high heat without steam. At this point I add the hot fix crystals where I want them and just heat them up. They last forever.
The trickiest part is stapling this onto the canvas. I discovered that if I put a few pins in and then flipped it over, I could keep it centered while I stapled. Remember to do all four sides in one spot and pull the fabric taut and then go back and restaple the rest.
There are just so many possibilities for this. Letters, printed images, etc.
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