Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gallery Wall: Part 5, Canvas Art II

As mentioned in part 1 of the post, this project is taking way longer than it should. What can you do?

As you recall, we left our brave little canvas at Step 9: Apply the First Layer of Paint. Our hero endured it well, and we join the canvas now at Step 10...

Step 10: Apply Second Layer of Cut Masking
(Continue to use the large sheet of cut wax paper as a guide.)
Step 11: Apply Second Layer of Paint
(You'll notice that I propped the canvas up on a box so that
I could paint the edges, too.)
Step 12: Remove Masking
(This is my favorite part. Let the paint dry to the touch,
usually at least 20 minutes, then carefully peel off all of
the masking.)
Step 13: Stand Back and Admire!
For all of you lovely people out there who might be wondering about the paints, I used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Flat Black for the base undercoat (step 9a), Rust-Oleum Metallic in Titanium Silver for the base coat (step 9b), and Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Gloss Black for the Top Coat (step 11). If I were to do it over again, I would only use the flat black. It's a little too shiny with the gloss. Oh well. Live and learn! The metallic silver came out really nice. :)

So, what do you think? I'm quite pleased with it myself. I can't believe it took four days to finish! ...until I think about all of the interruptions I had to deal with (thanks, boys), then I totally believe it. Do you ever have projects that take much longer than you think they will? Do you have too much short help in your life? Are you totally inspired to try your own DIY canvas wall decor? (Probably not, right? lol.)

Have a good one and happy crafting!

Psst... if all goes well, we might have some full wall shots tomorrow!


Shannon said...

Every craft project takes longer than I think it will! This looks lovely.

Heather said...

Thank you! I am rather pleased with it. :)