summertime wall art...with #CanvasCorp

Earlier in the spring I repainted my living & dining room. And, when I was done, I decorated for spring. And then I was done. I haven't touched a single accessory since then.

So, when I was straightening up the other day I realized I needed a bit more "summer" in my decor. I began looking through my stash and I noticed I had a 12x12 stretched burlap canvas (question: is it still called a canvas if it's burlap? Probably not, but you know what I mean...right?) from Canvas Corp. And as soon as I saw that, I remembered the coolest piece of scrapbooking paper...also from Canvas Corp.

Here's the "canvas..."

And here's the paper...

Isn't that paper fantastic???

So, I knew these were the items I was going to use...what I wasn't quite sure of was how to use them. I didn't really want to Mod Podge the paper to the burlap...because I didn't think it would work. So I grabbed my craft knife and went to work.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen this photo the other day...

See what's happenin' there? Oh yeah. It took FOREVER. But it was a great "sit-in-front-of-the-TV-and-do-a-project" project...

When all of the letters were cut out, I adhered the paper to the burlap with Easy Tack (repositionable/removable spray adhesive)...

...grabbed some acrylic paint, and went to work.

Because I don't have any ombre in my house I thought it might be fun to make this project I painted the bottom row blue and just kept adding white paint to the blue as I worked my way up the burlap.

Here's the burlap before I removed the paper.

And here's the final product:

In reality, it was a little difficult to keep the stencil tight against the burlap, so there was some paint leakage past the actual letter cut-out. But I really don't mind adds to the laid-back, summertime feel of the, you can still read the words, so...all is well.

So, what do you think? I think it adds a nice, beachy feeling to my decor...I love the texture and colors...

And it looks great in my kitchen.

DISCLOSURE: From time to time, Canvas Corp. sends me product to play with. They never require anything of me, but I think their products are fantastic and I want to let everyone know when I use them in my projects. Thank you, Canvas Corp!

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