DIY Inspirational Bicycle Canvas
My aim for this project was to make something for decor that is an enlargement that I could make with my Pazzles using typical paper crafting materials that I readily have available in my crafting space, such as 12 by 12 inch cardstock and paper adhesives. A friend gave me a bunch of art canvases which are begging to be covered in a multitude of things inspired or made by utilizing my Pazzles (watch for more “bigs” coming from this Design Team member in the near future.)
Bring Inspiration and Positive Vibes to Your Home
I’m a wordie (that’s like a foodie is a lover of food and recipies but for words with all their wonderful quirks, beauties, and possibilities) so I’m always keeping my eye out for inspirational quotes to add positive vibes to our conversations, activities, and environment in our home. I especially enjoy making decor that suits my specific purposes and color themes, particularly since the pre-made stuff can be so expensive! In this project I’ve combined large with lyrical with an inspirational quote from Einstein on a 12 x 24 inch canvas to use on our wall.
Resize to Suit Your Space
This project could be resized both smaller or larger, depending on preference; to go larger just break up the whole into parts that will fit on a 12 x 12 inch cardstock sheet, paying attention to where pieces could be separated and duplicated to make overlaps to hide the breaks, such as in this project where the mid-point of the bicycle connects the handlebars and basket to the wheel.
Canvases are readily available at local craft stores or online, and a great way to save money is to purchase through a thrift store where even painted or printed canvases can be painted over and remade to suit your needs.
Add Durability with Mod Podge
This project requires a sharp blade and takes a while to cut out and piece together so plan for a good chunk of time or do a little here and there until finished if you have a space you can safely leave it. An option to use Mod Podge as both the adhesive and the coating could make the attachment of the letters go more quickly than glueing each piece with glue pen, and will seal the finished project making it easier to dust. You might consider using the Brushstroke formula if you would like the result to look more like a painting.
If you are planning to use this project as bathroom decor, consider using Outdoor Mod Podge and sealing the back of the canvas as well so it withstands the steamy showers. TIP: retain the triangles cut out from the spokes of the bicycle wheel for a make-ahead Christmas Card coming soon! This project would be fun with different color combinations, too, such as a bright red bicycle! Put your own spin on it and have fun!
Vanilla Creme/Vanilla Creme Sans Font Duo
12 x 12 inch cardstock in light grays – 2 light gray, 1 darker gray (such as the two lightest grays from CraftSmart Cedar Solids Paper Pad)
12 x 12 inch cardstock in black (Colorbök Premium Dyed Solid-Core Cardstock pack) in assorted bold colors and white
Glue stick or Glue pen
Circle dimensional foam stickers
Colored pencils or fine point permanent markers – dark yellow or orange and green
Optional: Mod Podge – such as matte or gloss; Clear Acrylic Sealer if directed by Mod Podge type
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