I’m excited to be sharing my Crafty Cornucopia project! The medium we were supposed to use was paint. I really tried to challenge myself and come up with something that I could make without a trip to the store. It was fun to see how much my creativity was stretched. I need to do that more often!
To make this project, you need:
A canvas (I used a flat canvas board that was 11x17)
Paint & Brushes or sponges
A Vinyl or other Stencil
A White Paint Pen
Clear Spray Paint
The first step is to paint the canvas in the base color. I used brown.
The thing I love about painting on canvas is the texture. It really brings dimension to the paint. You can paint over it enough that you lose the texture, but I wanted it to show through. Be sure that you smooth out your brush strokes by running the brush from top to bottom. See the difference?
After that layer is dry, grab your stencil. I made a vinyl stencil from my Silhouette. I downloaded shape #22533 from the Silhouette online store. Then paint (or sponge) over the Give and Everyday.
Give that a few minutes to dry. Once it’s dry, add mod podge to the Thanks. Funny story….while I was waiting for my carefully painted orange to dry, I left the room. Well, my 3-year-old decided that he would love to help me finish the rest of the painting. Thus, the scribble paint look that is all over the vinyl. ;)
Then, sprinkle glitter over the mod podge. I left the vinyl on, but you could probably take it off before applying the glitter as well.
Give it a few minutes to dry and then peel the vinyl off. I honestly was going to stop there and call it good, but realized that the orange paint and gold glitter didn’t stand out very well against the brown background. Then, I remembered that I had some white Elmer's paint pens in my craft stash, so I grabbed one and outlined the letters by hand.
I think it gives the paint a chalk on chalkboard type feel. I really love it!
To finish it off, and to keep the glitter in place, give it a coat of clear spray paint.
And that’s it! I love how it turned out!