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I made this love canvas art for my oldest for Christmas. I went ahead and took some pictures so I could share it here. I have seen dozens of versions of this online but took my own take on this one. It is actually really easy to put together with no paint required!
Start with the art canvas of your choice as they come in tons of different sizes. The secret to using no paint on this one is glitter Duck Tape! This no mess way to add horizontal glitter stripes is just perfect.
Just apply the glitter Duck Tape in horizontal rows. I used a ruler to keep everything straight and spaced fairly evenly. Note however that this does not have to be perfect y’all. Just wrap the ends all the way around the edges to make everything look great and finished.
Now we are going to make that “LOVE” heart for the center. I applied blue vinyl to a piece of thin chipboard.
I then used my Cricut to cut the heart and “LOVE” from the chipboard and the vinyl all at once. You can use the method of your choice as a steady hand and a craft knife would work as well.
I cut a second piece of chipboard to fit under the heart and show through the “LOVE”. You can just use scissors to trim this to fit. You can see the odd shape below.
Cover that odd shaped piece with pink vinyl that you can cut with scissors to size. Once these are placed together it looks perfect for the center of our canvas.
Adhere the two together with decoupage medium. Add the centers of the letters back in as well with the decoupage medium. I weighted mine down with various items while they dried to keep everything flat.
Once that has dried, decoupage the entire thing to the center of the canvas. You can support the canvas from underneath and again weight everything down with objects to keep them flat.
Once that has dried, this one is ready for display in your home or to give as a gift.
The glitter stripes make the entire piece amazing for me. Plus they are so easy to apply when using the Duck Tape. Grab the supplies to make your own love canvas art today. You or your daughter will love it!