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Every once in a while a Crate and Barrel catalog comes to my door. And while I don’t normally fall in love with many of their pieces (or their prices), I did happen upon this image while perusing their wares…
Step 1: Collect your supplies. I had some sale canvas’ from Ben Franklin that I knew would be perfect for this project. I also gathered three wallpaper samples that I wanted to use for the backgrounds.
Step 2: If using stapled canvas’, hot glue a length of ribbon around each canvas. No staples to deal with? You can choose to still use the ribbon for color/contrast, or you can paint your canvas’ edges.
Step 3: Using your choice of medium–paint, wallpaper, or scrapbook paper, cover your canvases. I used wallpaper and liked having the subtle design in the background, though I think three canvases in three different solid colors would look great as well.
Step 5: If you are good with a paintbrush, feel free to go ahead and paint in your designs. I, on the other hand, am not. So, for me, the easiest next step was tracing my sketches with a black scrapbooking marker. A sharpie would also work well. Then, taking black paint, fill in your outlines…