Two by two

I hope that every one had a nice Labor Day weekend. We stayed home which is our favorite place to be. I worked on a few wedding items, both very simple in design. One used two fonts, one used two colors. The first picture was made using a cabinet door from Re-Store .  I used Cambria and scriptina fonts, typed my saying, broke path, and then arranged and resized my words to come up with this design. I placed rectangles between the different colored words to use to line them up during application. I attached the file  here Team knk what I love most.     I then used clear transfer tape to apply the tan layer on top of the white layer and then transferred both to the cabinet door .

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The second was made using a canvas which I painted brown. Using the same method as above I typed my saying, broke path and resized and arranged the words as I wanted them. I am not sure which one I like best.

Materials

vinyl

Clear transfer tape

cabinet door

canvas

Rustoleum 2X spray paint

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 36

Speed  500

 

 

 

Sharpie on Canvas – Giving an Old Footstool New Life

Photo of old foot stool that needs new cover.

Old Footstool

This old footstool has been kicking around my attic for a while. I think I picked it up at a second-hand shop…. somewhere. I have been meaning to recover it, but haven’t gotten around to it.

I love using a Sharpie in my Zing. I especially like the result I get when I draw with a Sharpie on canvas! So, when I cleaned up my attic room and took another look at the old footstool, I decided to use this process to create a cute new cover for it.

Materials:

Canvas Drop Cloth

Ultra Fine Sharpie

Freezer Paper

Iron

Red Capped Blade

Sketch file (Free file includes everything except text)

Settings on Zing:

Photo of Zing settings

Settings for Sharpie on Canvas

Force – 10

Offset – 0

Passes – 1

Speed – 9

Pen height  – 25 sticky notes

Instructions:

Measure and cut your canvas.

Photo showing affixing freezer paper to canvas and trimming edge Cut freezer paper to fit fabric. Use hot dry iron to affix freezer paper to canvas, making sure to put shiny side against fabric. Pay extra attention to be sure edges are adhered.

Trim edge of canvas and paper, making sure to cut off any loose threads. Check edges again to ensure they are still stuck down to paper. If not, press again with iron.

Carefully feed canvas with freezer paper into Zing. You will  not need to use the mat for this. Make sure fabric is smooth and even. Check for any loose threads and remove if found.

Insert Sharpie pen. Check settings. Cut file. Have fun watching the Sharpie draw on the canvas. Look here to watch the magic!

My new cover and a little paint…. and I have a “new” little footstool!

Photo of finished footstool.

Finished Footstool

 

It’s Twins!

MATERIALS

12×12 canvases

Rustoleum 2x  spray paint

Outdoor vinyl

SETTINGS

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

force 46

speed 350

I had a request to make a shower gift for twin boys. I was told their names, the nursery colors and the nursery theme. This is what I came up with.

IMG_3858 The colors were teal and yellow and the theme was under the sea. The sea creatures are a purchased file from My Scrap Chick Right now they have all of their files on sale for $1 so it is a great time to check their site out.

I am going to be hosting the KNK Retreat in Appleton WI June 12-14, if you haven’t signed up yet there is still time to do so.

Happy Easter!

 

Chevron

I have been wanting to try this for a while and then this order came in and it was the perfect time to try it. The customer wanted a chevron pattern with words on top. I had made one in the past with a vinyl chevron and vinyl letters on top. But this time I wanted the canvas to be painted with vinyl. So I had a plain white 12×12 canvas from Michaels and I cut a 13″ wide x  12″ tall Chevron pattern from white outdoor vinyl. I cut it wider so that it would cover the sides. (The file was from My Vinyl Designers.) I applied the vinyl to the canvas. Once I had it securely in place I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the entire canvas. I did this because I read that it seals it so paint doesn’t seep under. I then painted it with Rustoleum 2X spray paint and let it dry for a few minutes. I then removed the vinyl. I did notice there was still some seepage but using my exacto knife I was able to scrape  off the paint that seeped through. I then let it dry for 24 hours and applied the verse which was  cut from indoor vinyl.

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Materials

12×12 canvas

Rustoleum 2x paint

Vinyl

Mod Podge

Settings

KNK Maxx

red capped blade

force 46

speed 400

Don’t forget to enter…the deadline is June 21st and the grand prize is a Zing!!!!

 

SummerSolsticeAnn

 

 

Music!

A friend sent me an image that she had snagged from Pinterest and asked me if I could make her a tile like the image. sue music   The image had paper with musical notes on it and she wanted that in the background, just like pictured. Well, I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish that…but I did! I think I have almost an exact replica. :~) I found some scrapbook paper that had musical notes on it. Once I got it home I realized it was probably the exact same paper.  I then designed the saying in KNK Studio and cut it from vinyl. I like using “outdoor vinyl” on signs as it is meant to be permanent and seems to stick better. I used a 12×12 piece of thin pylwood and stained it. I then applied modge podge to the plywood and applied the paper. When that was dry I applied liquid laminate on the paper. I could have used modge podge but had liquid laminate left over from another project that I wanted to use. When that was dry I applied the vinyl. Here is my version of the plaque.

IMG_2230 Then, because I like that friend I decided to make another Pinterest project. It was a card that I saw and liked and decided to use the same paper for the card. In KNK Studio I designed the saying, saved it as a jpeg, imported it into Word and printed it. I used the KNK to cut the paper for the card…perfect every time.

IMG_2244 And THEN, because I had the modge podge out, and because My Vinyl Designer had a post on Facebook I decided to make my next project. Anyone who has tried to apply vinyl to canvas knows it can be a pain. I have had it where one color stuck perfect, the next not at all. Once again I like the outdoor vinyl but you are more limited by color choices if you like the matte finish. The post said that you should paint your canvas and let it dry. Then coat the canvas with modge podge and let it dry. And then apply the vinyl and it should stick like magic. I didn’t even waste time painting the canvas, I applied the modge podge to a bare canvas and let it dry. I then applied the vinyl. It wasn’t quite magic but I would say it was a 75% improvement.

IMG_2237 And my husband thinks I spend too much time on the computer. :O)