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    Silhouette Cut Out Canvas – Vintage Sewing Machine

    This project was inspired by Ashley (of Joyfully Jenson)’s cut canvas project.  When I saw her project, I decided to add it to my 30 Crafty Projects to Complete Before I’m 30 list, with a small twist: a silhouette instead of an all-over pattern. I decided to do a silhouette of a vintage sewing machine.  I looked online for some silhouettes, but I didn’t find anything that I liked (too complex, too simple, not a model that I liked, etc).  I decided to use a photograph of my Singer 66 sewing machine and turn it into a silhouette myself. Want to make a cut out canvas like mine?  Here are the step by…

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    Mod Podge Wedding Invitation Gift

    My friend Kiri got married recently, and I wanted to make her a small canvas memento from her beautiful bird-themed wedding invitation. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a little commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase. Supplies Needed canvas acrylic craft paint in various colours sponge paint brushes Mod Podge Fiskars paper punch – stamp shape and circle shape I began by creating a soft background, blending blue, green, and white paints.  I love using a sponge brush for this.  Using the tip of the brush, I brushed linear white streaks.…

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    Fabric Box Lid Canvas

    I always have weird fabric bits laying around in patterns I wouldn’t necessarily make into a garment. Which is why I like this project, I can display my interesting fabric finds as great decor. What you’ll need: Shoe box or scrap box lid Scrap fabric Scissors Stapler 1. Cut your fabric to fit the box lid with a bit of excess. 2.  Staple the fabric to both of the first opposing sides of the lid. Ensure that the fabric is pulled tightly so it looks smooth across the lid. 3. Staple the remaining sides tucking the corners how you would wrap a present ensuring the fabric is still pulled tightly…

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    How to Screen Print onto Canvas with YUDU

    Screen printing on a canvas can be a challenge because the surface is not completely flat; when you squeegee the paint through the screen, the paint may not apply evenly because of the gap behind the canvas between the wooden frame. The secret to an even paint application on a canvas? Holding up the canvas with an object for support! This article assumes that you already know the basics of using a YUDU machine. If you have never screen printed with the YUDU system before, check out What Do YUDU?, YUDU’s official site, for more information. What you need: YUDU screen printing system screen burned with an image of your…