Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sewing Room “Art”

Painted Burlap

I am redoing my sewing room, well really I am turning the den that has slowly been taken over by sewing into an official sewing room.  In honor of the 1 year blogiversary I made a Sewing with Rascal wall hanging on burlap wrapped canvas.  I looked into getting a canvas professionally made but it was more than I wanted to spend, so I looked around Hobby Lobby and found a burlap wrapped canvas on sale for less than $10.  I used Picasa to create a template big enough for the 12 x 24  canvas.  It’s really easy using the ‘Make a Poster’ function which cuts the image up into  8.5  x 11 page size sections that can be taped together once printed. 

Picasa Make a Poster

Once the logo was printed and taped together, I put a piece of Graphite paper between the paper and the canvas.  (The paper is torn to center the logo) 

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Then I traced the logo onto the canvas, just like tracing in elementary school.   

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Once everything was traced, I used a paint marker to color.  I only needed black and yellow so it was simple, but it would be fun to make a multicolor project. 

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Another art project for the sewing room - I wrapped fabric around corkboard and stapled.  Then attached to a 27 x 33 frame and added a big metal safety pin held by pins.

Sewing Room Art

oh, and I found a giant ruler at Short Sheets that poor Becky had to get the both of us home in her car.


stay tuned for the sewing room re-do, even though it may be a while ...

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