This is the second gift for my Aunt Renea that I wanted to share with you all! In addition to the frame I made for her (her "chemo-free" gift), I made her a sign for her farm, Blue Hawk Lea.
I picked up some vinyl lettering stickers & scrapbook paper at Hob Lob, and already had a canvas on-hand.
I took a ton of pics, so here goes the step-by-step...
I lined up the scrapbook paper with the canvas:
Cut it to size:
Made sure it lined up:
Applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the canvas:
Smoothed out any air bubbles by hand:
Flipped the canvas over to let it dry lying flat:
Once dry, I began applying the vinyl lettering:
(Sidenote: At first, I wanted to apply the lettering, paint over the entire canvas, then remove the letters to show the scrapbook paper shining through. But, once I applied the black vinyl letters, I liked them so much the way they were. I wanted to keep it simple, and I was afraid I wouldn't like the finished product if I kept going any further.)
Instagram-ed it, because I'm obsessed... :)
I am so glad I was able to create something personalized for her farm. I hope she enjoys it for years to come!