Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Painting on Burlap

I wanted to try painting on burlap for a long time and finally got around to it. It was easier than I thought and
a lot fun.

I buy the thin artist canvas panels from Hobby Lobby when they are on sale or I have a coupon. I used brown burlap but it comes in other colors that could be used. The possibilities are endless. This one is 8x10 but any size could be used.
Using my glue gun I mitered the corners and glued the burlap to the back of my canvas.
I used my Cricut to cut out a design and then traced around it with a pencil. A sharpie would have been easier to see but, I was afraid I would make a mistake.  So I ended up winging it some on the painting. I  printed off lettering from my computer and tried using carbon paper onto the burlap, that didn't work. So I cut around the letters and traced them too.  I have found children's coloring books to have great pictures that can be traced and copied. They are usually a simple design which is easier for tracing. I use Apple Barrel paints and lightly spray it with a clear matte aerosol sealer.
Here is another one I recently made.
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Using a ruler and pencil make diagonal stripes or any other design you want on your board. Paint. I hot glued the leaves, mum etc just to add something to it.

Since it was the plain board carbon paper worked to copy my words, which I copied from my computer.

I made this one for my grandson, this one is the 12x12 inch size.

 Thrifty Thursday


  1. Cute! I love the painted canvas - great job!

  2. Those are beautiful! You've done a wonderful job with them!

  3. What a beautiful job! Love your creativity. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment about my kitchen.

    Enjoy your day.

  4. You have more initiative than I do. I used to do things like this, but time changing things. You did a very nice job on these bags.

  5. This is so cute! Thanks so much for the sweet comment today!


  6. Let me know if you make those sugar cookies and what you think! I've eaten way too many this week. :)