I wanted Henry's little play closet to have something to "cute" it up, but of course didn't want to spend much $$ at all. I had two blank 12x12 prestretched canvases that can be found at Amazon.com (click my shopping link above by the title bar and the link is there). They're very inexpensive, but of good quality.
Next I used acrylic paints (which I already had). They dry fast and are easy to blend and mix. I use them for a lot of little projects.
I then bought a couple of sheets of vinyl sticker letters from a local discount store. They were $1.99/2 sheets.
I also used painter's tape and double stick tape for borders. I put down the sticker letters and tape (2 different widths for variation) on the blank canvas:
I selected my colors and painted with a small, soft brush. I was careful around the letters and tape to make sure the paint didn't seep under them. I did get some seepage with the letter stickers, but I actually like the 'imperfect' look it created. I let the paint dry for about 2 hours.
Be careful to not remove the tape until the paint is completely dry. Once dry, remove the tape:
I didn't measure my lines perfectly, but imperfection is beautiful to me, so no worries! Now I wanted to add the cute touches. I handpainted some little creatures that I knew Henry would like to look at while playing toys:
|a silly frog|
I just used Q-tips to paint the creatures. The last thing to add were polka-dots. To do this I used a soda bottle cap and cake decorating tip lid:
|The outside ring|
Then I added little dotted black lines around everything to clean it up a bit. After one coat of a protective acrylic sealant (found with the acrylic paint), they were done. Fun and easy!
Total cost = Canvas ($10) + paints ($10)= $20.00
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