I am so excited to show you my "Happy" canvas make-over for my front entry!
I'm using 2 ideas from 2 different wonderful bloggers. Please read on for details!
Dana at House Tweaking did a wonderful drop cloth piece of art with a verse from one of my daughter's favorite songs. I loved it so much I just knew I had to re-create it for myself. I had found this canvas at a garage sale last summer and figured this would be the back drop for my new art. I would have loved to use drop cloth like Dana had but since I like to re-use what I have I'll have to try drop cloth for something else! This is how is was before I did my magic!
I then saw this super cool technique from Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo. She did a cool canvas using phone book sheets and decoupage. I thought how perfect for giving texture to my canvas. Head on over to Ashley's blog for her step by step tutorial.
I ripped the black and white pages from an old phone book and just brushed some decoupage on each piece as I overlapped then on to each other.
After all the pieces of phone book were finished I brushed more Mod Podge over to seal it.
Then I painted the canvas yellow and arranged my stencils.
I painted the letters gray. I'm loving the yellow gray combo lately. After I painted each letter, it felt like it was missing something. So my husband came up with the idea of having each letter seem like the sun was hitting if from above.
And here it is hung in the entry!
I gave it another coat of Mod Podge to seal all the letters.
My daughter loves it and even my son thought it was pretty cool!
I'd love to hear what you all think!
Have a Happy One!
I'm linking up over at Funky Junk Interiors