So between an entry way redo, shredding (which is a job in itself 20 minutes my butt. Takes me an extra 10 just to get off the floor after each move!) preschool for thing 1. Party planning for thing 2. I decided to tackle this pretty diddy.
Our family rules canvas. They’re all the rage ya know. I had to jump on the bandwagon. It originated with Lindsay’s bff Nicole (with the amazing kitchen and super cute square potty.) I purchased a 28×30 canvas from Michael’s, on sale of course and picked out a ton o’ scrapbook paper that I couldn’t live without. Lately I’m really into blues, don’t tell my husband but I’m secretly craving a blue kitchen. Shhh. Turqouises, mustards, and olive green. What a combo huh? I went with all those and some red because it’s my fav, of course.
Matte Mod podge, 10 or so foam brushes (I used 4 because apparently the shred is working and I kept brushing too hard to get the bubblies out and broke them. Whoops. Don’t know my own strength.) paint pens, and a steady patient hand. I painted the sides that will show & cut my paper in strips with different edges and layered them until it filled up the canvas.
You probably wont get past that downside but I did notice they smoothed out as it dried. It wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be. Don’t fret! More bubbles more character I like to say!
Okay, okay. After a couple coats and some drying it’s time to pick your rules and fonts. I went to dafont.com and looked up which ones I wanted. Nicole printed hers and eye balled them, I didn’t have a printer (gasp!) so I used the preview section of the font and wrote out my rule and eyeballed it from the computer. Or if you have incredibly good handwriting– go solo!
I alternated white paint and black paint by the color of the paper, which by fate just happened to go white-black-black-white. That my friends, is a pattern. Love it when things like that happen. Another coat of MP and you’re all set! Hang that baby up and watch your kids follow it to a T.
Lindsey’s having a party too!