Several months ago, I made personalized canvases for both of my grandlittles! (I’m getting so old!)
Today, I’m going to show you how you can make one too! Supplies:
- Canvas (I believe mine are 5″ by 7″)
- Paint brushes (One big and one small)
- Round, foam stamp brush
- Gold Sharpie
Here’s a close-up of the brushes I used. Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint:
- Wedding Cake – High Gloss
- Greek Tile – Satin
- Gold – Metallic
I apologize for the blurry picture!
Start by painting your canvas(es).
I always like to give mine at least 2 or 3 coats of paint.
Use the foam stamp brush to add gold dots randomly on the canvas.
The stamp brush isn’t perfect. It’s easier and will end up looking cleaner if you only use a small amount of paint on the stamp brush. After stamping, you’ll have to fill in the circle with your small paint brush.
Now, add white dots on top.
Since we’ll be writing names in the middle of our canvases, try to avoid putting the dots there.
You’ll have to give the dots several coats of paint to make sure that they are opaque.
Only use the stamp brush for the initial dot. Use your paint brush for the subsequent coats of paint.
Before writing the names on your canvas(es), practice on some paper!
First, I wrote the names in pencil. Then, I traced them with the gold sharpie.
After writing the names, our project is complete!
So quick, so easy, and very Kate Spade! 😉