I’m in a sorority, and my big sister’s birthday just passed! This year I decided to make her gift instead of buying it! I went on Pinterest for crafting inspiration and decided to make her a monogram canvas!
Before we start our project, we need to gather our supplies.
- Print out of desired monogram
- Acrylic paint (I chose three different colors)
- Paint brushes
- Tissue paper
- Painter’s tape
- Sharpie (As fine of a tip as possible)
We’re going to start our project by painting our canvas.
I chose to paint mine yellow with lighter yellows swirls around the edge.
While the paint is drying, prepare your monogram.
This website is a great place to print your monogram for free.
Once you print out your monogram, you’re going to lay a sheet of thin tissue paper over-top of the monogram and trace it.
Once your canvas is dry, use painter’s tape to tape the tissue paper to the canvas. Try to center the monogram as much as you can.
Take your Sharpie and trace over the pencil lines. You want the Sharpie to bleed through the tissue paper and create a fine line on your canvas.
I chose to use a yellow Sharpie because my canvas is yellow. I recommend using a color that is fairly close to the color of your canvas. If you use too dark of a color, you might not be able to cover the line with your paint.
Next, we’re going to peel up the bottom-half of the tissue paper to see if the ink has transferred.
When checking the ink, make sure you only peel up one side of the paper. If your lines aren’t dark enough, you can very easily lay the paper back down and trace over it again without worrying about the placement being off.
Once our monogram is traced, it’s time to paint. Painting the monogram can be quite tricky, so make sure you don’t have too much paint on your brush and use small strokes.
Here’s the finished product!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
3 thoughts on “DIY Monogram Canvas!”
It’s funny you posted this cause I was gonna post one of a painting I did for Trevor for his birthday! Haha but this is too cute. I saw in pictures you handed her a painting, makes sense now
What a coinky dink!! I really wanna see the one you made for Trevor!