Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let Go and Let God Canvas

The other day when it was super nice out, I spray painted a 16" wide by 20" tall canvas Rustoleum's Harbor Blue. I gave it 2 real good coats. Between the glorious sun and the warm wind, the canvas was kind of a paint hog. Harbor blue, what a fun color.  I also rubbed Walnut Distress Ink over it to give it an aged look. BUT...I didn't have a plan for it until today. =)

My Mom has to be one of the strongest people I have ever met. Throughout my life, she has always been my constant. It didn't matter what, where, when or why. She has ALWAYS been there. And through the years~we have become very close. I am so truly blessed that God chose her to be my Mom. I got pretty lucky!

WE have been blessed. And sometimes, I forget that. Sometimes, I get so wrapped up in ALL things life and have a bad day! She somehow always pulls me back from the proverbial "edge" and gives me the perspective that I am lacking. Wow! What a great Mom!!

So this is for her. And I hope she loves it!

Before vinyl, after spray paint:

I decided what I wanted it to say and I created a two color design. I used my handy Silhouette to cut out the vinyl design.

Up Words & On Words work in action!
(yep, it's kind of messy! I had a lot going on.)

After preparing the lettering and design, I applied it to the canvas. Because working with canvas and vinyl can be mildly mostly frustrating, I rubbed the application tape with a warm damp rag. This allows the application tape to let go of the lettering/design a lot easier.

I am always hesitant to work with vinyl/canvas combinations but for some reason-->I get an idea and push forward!

I'm so glad I did.

Let Go and Let God

 Whatta ya think??

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this! Your mom sounds like a fabulous lady! I'm going to tweet and share this on fb. Great job!

  2. That is beautiful! Your mom will love it :)

  3. That is beautiful! I love it!

    Vinyl on canvas is something I love to do, but yes it can be a Pain In The you know what!

  4. Absolutely love the saying! Where do you come up with these? I have been trying to find something to give to my bestie and I think I found the saying I needed. Love the canvas and your mom sounds awesome! I hope one day my daughters will say that about me :)

  5. Wow! I love this!


  6. Just beautiful! I love it! I'm sure your Mom will too!


  7. Looks great! Love the verbage, the font you used and the flower on there. Looks like it's blowing away. Very cool.

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