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I am a SAHM, homeschooling mom, non practicing CPA, junk..I mean, treasure addicted, pretend decorator, jack of all crafts, let's just create something kind of gal. My husband calls it all crap and my son has to compete with it but I call it love. I love to repurpose and redo! Lemme see whatcha got and I'll tell ya what it could be!
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

My love of canvas

I love the things you can do with canvas.  And cheap.  Especially if you buy them on sale.  Speaking of sales, if you haven't heard my rant about sales and coupons at Joanns, here it is:  (lucky you...)

We have a new Joanns and I am super excited!  I had 50% coupons for each day of the grand opening weekend and I spent the week before dreaming about all the great deals I was going to get.  Unfortunately, nearly everything was on sale (for less than 50% off) and you can't use your coupon on sale items.  Talk about false advertising!  Quick, somebody give me a great coupon that I can't actually use!!!  Grrrrr......   I was very frustrated with the whole situation until I found the one thing in the store that wasn't on sale (and that I actually wanted).  I'd been drooling over art projectors because I had all these projects in mind that would be so much easier with this handy little machine.  I had no idea that they were so expensive!  Wait - I have a coupon, I have a coupon!  Neener, neener, neener!  I got $55 off that baby and boy do I feel vindicated!  Take that Joanns!! 

Okay, rant's over.

The point is, I got an art projector and had to put it to use immediately.  I had seen a gorgeous 3 piece canvas painting that I was really wanting to copy but I only had room for 2 canvases so I had to do a little fanangling (how do you spell that silly word anyway??).  I printed out my graphic and used my awesome little art projector to trace it out on my canvases.  Then I started filling in with black paint.

It took me a while and a couple of coats but I find this kind of stuff relaxing.  I was in heaven! This picture is after 1 coat:
I hung them in the entryway but I'm not sure they'll stay there.  Oh and I'm still painting the entryway so please ignore the fact that there's still brown on the right side.  And that the picture looks crooked.  It's really not, I promise.

I also got to play with vinyl and my cricut and made these signs for the hallway.

These are going in my hallway which is a beginning collection of all things black and white. 

Isn't canvas cool???

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