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.



12×12 canvas

Rustoleum 2x paint


Mod Podge


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!!!!





Tag Team

I have a friend who loves to paint furniture and does a beautiful job. I have a hard time with painting beautiful wood but yet I love her things. She has a blog called Create~Inspire.
The first thing I “tag teamed” with Lisa on was this wood plaque.

I had made some plaques with rough wood and the vinyl didn’t stick as well as I would have liked. I had painted the plaque black and applied white letters. Lisa took the plaque and painted it white, then she peeled off the vinyl letters. It looks so great!
Lisa likes to do fun things with furniture. She has a cricut but has asked me to cut vinyl for her because she is so limited with what she can cut and what fonts she has. One thing she asked me to cut was a clock face to put on top of a table she planned on painting. So I cut the clock face using basic wall vinyl found at KNK USA. I cut it using my 15″ KNK Maxx, a standard blade, with pressure set at 36 and speed at 200. I always use a slower speed with vinyl. This was a larger piece, 24 inches round, so I used the ginsu knife and cut the file in half and cut it in 2 pieces. Lisa applied the vinyl to the table, panted the table white, removed the vinyl and distressed the whole table. It turned out so cute I bought it from her and it makes me smile every time I look at it. :O)