Friday, April 8, 2011
Fabric Wall art TUTORIAL
Need to add some decor to a blank wall? Why not do it yourself with some fabric wrapped canvas art. This is so easy and fun, that no matter what fabric you choose it is sure to look awesome!
wrapped canvas found in art painting section from local craft store, amount and size depends on personal choice (I got mine from Michael's when they were 60% off. each canvas was under $8 on sale)
1, 2 or 3 different fabric (again personal choice on amount)
NOTE: It's good to know what fabric you would like to use, prior to shopping for the canvas. I knew I wanted to use 2 fabrics and 4 canvas.
(my little one helping me choose the sizes)
Make sure you like the sizes, you choose. I laid out the canvas in the aisle at the store with lots of different sizes and layouts before I decided on the layout and sizes I wanted.
Once home I laid out the canvas on the floor in the layout I wanted. I knew I wanted to use DELOVLEY DAMASK IN LINEN AND PLATINUM, from Micheal Miller's Antiquity collection. These fabrics are so beautiful and glittery I knew they would bring a classy feel. Both these fabrics are the same print but different colors. Found HERE and HERE
Once you know which fabric goes on which canvas, iron out all the wrinkles on the fabric, and place the canvas so you have an idea as to how much to cut. You are going to want to leave at least 2-2.5 inches on the edge to wrap around the canvas. Once you have that estimate go ahead and trim the edges.
If your fabric has a pattern you want to capture, don't forget to center that on the canvas, make sure you do so before you cut the fabric.
Once fabric is centered, use your stapler and staple first in the center of each side.
Do all 4 sides
Now you are going to miter the corners, just like you do when sewing on a binding to a quilt.
Once it is all straight and pulled tight, staple in place.
Miter all 4 corners, then go around and pull tight any loose fabric and staple.
Yippee you have just completed your first fabric wall art!
Now continue this same process to the rest. Don't they just look gorgeous?
Your done! Next step hang and admire..