I've been making some major progress on our guest bedroom! Choosing and making decorations for that room has been a major treat. Today I want to share a simple DIY that creates the look of bleached type on denim without the mess or the chemicals! So we collaborated with Pentel to make this denim canvas art, since their white marker was the perfect alternative to get a cleaner bleached look.Supplies: Thin denim fabric (works better on darker denim), clear spray sealer, Pentel white felt tip marker, white colored pencil, staple gun, and wooden stretcher bar.
Spray your denim fabric with a few layers of clear sealer to help form a light coating on top of the fabric. Print a phrase on 13×19 inch paper. Place your print on a window and put your fabric over it so you can trace your letters onto the fabric with a white colored pencil.Press your white market tip all the way down to get the paint flowing. Use the pen to trace over your white pencil lines by first making a series of small dots along the line and then tracing back over the line again with your paint pen. Let the paint lines dry and repeat with a second coat.1. To make the wooden frame, we used 18×24 stretcher bars and put some wood glue in their joints when we assembled them. Center your frame around your phrase on the back of your fabric and fold your fabric edge up and over the bottom edge of the frame. Use a staple gun to secure your folded fabric on the bottom and repeat on the top edge of the frame as you pull the fabric tight. 2. To complete the sides, fold the side corner in (like you would fold the corner on a present). 3. Pull the folded edge up on top of the frame and staple in place. 4. Continue on all four corners and finish by stapling the fabric sides onto the frame.What quote or song lyrics would you choose for your DIY art piece? xo. Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman.
Love the idea! My piece will say, “I will NOT accept anything less, than what I DESERVE!” Thank you for this!
What a brilliant idea! Another favourite post after the Fabric Lined Built In Shelves 🙂
I have to try this! Thanks for another fab DIY. 🙂 – thescribblingpixie.wordpress.com
This is lovely!
Where did you get the heart with lights? or did you made it yourself? It’s really cute and I’d love to know how to make one 🙂
This one looks simple enough for me. I may have to try it. 🙂
so cute! love this idea
I love this idea, it looks so easy to make :)x
Charlotte | www.charolivia.blogspot.co.uk
All I could think while reading this was, “What nail polish are you wearing?”
Very versatile idea that could be filled with just about any phrase or even a simple drawing!
Love this! Am definitely going to give it a try when doing the nursery!!
Ooh loving this DIY 🙂 the heart light is AMAZING too!
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
Ohhh!! I love this!! I would do this with Queen- You’re my best friend. It was the song that my husband and I walked out to after we got married.
Cool inspiration to wake up to every morning.
LOVE this project – the easy DIY, the colors, the font, the phrase – yep everything about it!
Love it! Thanks…
I also love to make phrases like these in embroidery… Obviously it takes much longer, but that is surely very therapeutic… 🙂 Also I love the jeans-blue with the white. And would immediately love to combine it with Japanese embroidery, Sashiko…
I had ‘I’m not for sale anymore’ in embroidery on my wall for a few years, from a lyric from Coco Rosie…
Now i would go for either ‘Let your faith be bigger than your fear’ or
‘Every day I love you’… 🙂
Love from The Netherlands, Annet
Did you make the heart shaped lighting as well?
Have a nice day,
what a cute idea, and not to hard to make!