I was in need of some Valentine’s Day decor so I thought creating a festive canvas would give my son and me something fun to do together. This Valentine’s Day canvas was deceptively easy to make. Stencil vinyl helps creates a crisp design and double-sided adhesive makes adding glitter easy.
- The first thing I like to do when working on canvas is make a mock up of my design in Silhouette Studio. It helps me make sure my designs are appropriately sized before I begin cutting.
- I wanted to create a reverse stencil with the bottom half of the design so I cut only that portion out of stencil vinyl. I weeded out everything but the letters and arrow and then transferred it to the blank canvas.
- It was time for my son’s favorite part…painting! Reverse stenciling is perfect for all age groups since you’re going to end up with a gorgeous design no matter what. Seriously, go wild with the paint! As long as the stenciled parts are painted over you really can’t mess it up.
- When the paint was completely dry I took my hook and removed the vinyl letters and arrow. Be careful not to poke through the canvas with it.
- I went back to my Silhouette Cameo and cut the “love” part of the design from a sheet of double-sided adhesive. After placing it on the canvas my son and I worked together to cover it in gold glitter. Without the help of the double-sided adhesive sheets I’d never dream of letting him use glitter. It makes it fool proof though.
In my eyes, this is the perfect piece to display for Valentine’s Day since it was made by my little love. It doesn’t scream of being painted by a three year old, but I love knowing that it is.