DIY canvas silhouette art

diy canvas silhouettes

Bow wow wow … yippie yo, yippie yay … Snoop Dog in the motha … That’s probably enough of those lyrics.  ;) Any Snoop Dog fans out there? I love ALL things music.  I don’t know music, like people in the know know music.  I just love it in all shapes and sizes.  Fo shizzle. And who doesn’t love a puppy?  Or a silhouette art of a big dog? I got so many great comments on these guys (thanks to you for that!) when I revealed the gallery wall and here’s how you, too, can make canvas silhouettes of really anything you have a photo of. It’s easy as 1-2-3 (4-5-6-7).  ;) You may remember that my canvases were a couple of Goodwill finds that I flipped back to front? They are the two on the right.  The one on the left got painted black and turned into number art. You could easily just buy new white canvases but I rarely take the sensible easy way. These are 12 x 12 inch squares and only cost me $2 a piece.  That ended up being the only money spent on this project.  Booyah! Since these canvases didn’t have any backing I just had to flip them over and, using a mini pry bar and hammer, remove all of the staples. I do recommend not stabilizing the canvas with your knee unless you’re ok with this happening. I’m happy to report I will survive.  :) TIP!!!  After you remove all of the staples I recommend ironing the creases in the canvas to bend the other way so you’re not fighting with the canvas when trying to restaple it inside out.  Make sense? Then you really just have to line up your seams and restaple the canvas back on the frame. OK, so now you have … continue reading