Monday, October 5, 2009

Monogram Craft



I love these, and I love that I made them myself!

First,  I bought a pack of hard, flat canvas panels at the craft store.



Next, I painted them dark brown with Burnt Umber acrylic paint:



For the "W" canvas, I took my craft store plastic stencil and 'Rich Espresso Metallic/ craft paint, and with my handy dandy Spouncer I painted the background for the "W":



Next, I printed out a "W" using Word and then cut it out with an exacto knife. I don't have a picture of the "W" stencil I made, but here is a pic of other monogram stencils I have made:




Just a little advice: I have made the stencils out of regular printer paper and I have made them with white card stock. I think both work fine.  Sometimes printer paper is better because it is flexible to work with a curved or an (new word alert) un-flat (??) surface.


  Next, I taped the "W" onto the canvas and filled in the W with a creamy white. I used white craft paint with a tiny dab of the Rich Espresso craft paint mixed in to get the perfect off-white color.

As seen above, here is the finished "W" monogram:




For the Fleur de Lis, I used the same process.  I painted the entire canvas with burnt umber, then took a pre-made craft store stencil, Rich Espresso Metallic craft paint, and spouncer.



That's it! It really was very easy to do and I have since made one for my friend. I think they make great gifts and add a special touch to your home.

Have a great Monday!!

13 comments:

Liz said...

Love it! Thanks for showing how to do this project! Beautiful job! ~Liz =)

Chantel said...

Love that! I had no idea they were so easy to make!

Bev @ The 3 Clutters said...

I love easy projects. Very cute. How do you cut the stencil out? Exacto knife?

Erin said...

That is cute. as. mess. I love it. I will make it someday and tell you all about it.

Halle@HouseCapated said...

Yep, Bev, you cut the stencil out with an exacto knife! Easy!

Blissfully Enamored said...

these are precious!!! i just stumbled across your blog and will def. be following you now as well!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

Absolutely love this!!! Thanks SO much for sharing!! :)

KMfamily ;-) said...

They look like a million bucks! Great job!!!
You also did a great job explaining the process.

Tamera said...

They turned out great...and you're right about loving things more when you've done them yourself:)
Happy creating!
Tamera@doubledelight

Unstoppable Spirit said...

That is so creative. Thank you for sharing how you did the project.

pk said...

I love easy projects that don't look like they're easy! These turned out great! Have a good day...
pk @ room remix

Pat said...

These are great! Thanks so much for the pics and easy tutorial...now, can you come to my house? :-)

Chantel said...

I got another award, and I'm passing one onto you again!

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