Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Denim Canvas: Georgia On My Mind

Have you seen the new denim canvas at Michael's?

I picked one up recently and used it to create a super easy project featuring my beloved State of Georgia.
I found clip art online that was the outline of Georgia. I sized it to fit on the denim canvas, and printed it out, then cut it out.

I laid it on the canvas and traced around it with a piece of chalk.

I painted inside the chalk lines with Gesso.

I printed sheet music of the song, Georgia On My Mind. I printed it in reverse so the words wouldn't be backwards.
After the Gesso dried, I covered the state with ModPodge.
I laid the printed sheet music face down on the canvas.

Then I rubbed, and rubbed, and rubbed the paper to smooth it out. I even flipped the canvas over and rubbed the back with a hotel key card.

I peeled the paper up, leaving the image on the "state."
It's ok not to have perfect coverage. That just adds to it!

I used Valspar antiqueing glaze along the edges of the state by painting it on with a paint brush...

then blending it with a damp rag...

I went over the edge of the state and onto the canvas with the glaze to leave a dark edge.

I then painted a heart over my area of Georgia, 
using red acrylic paint.

I used black acrylic to darken the edges off the heart.

This project was easy, inexpensive, and quick!
It's a great way to show your State pride.
Where are you from and what song would you add yo your art?
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  1. Clever you, it looks great. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great Wednesday

  2. Clever you, it looks great. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great Wednesday

  3. That is just the most adorable State Art that I've ever seen! I'm pinning this one!

  4. Clever and creative. Love the denim canvas.

  5. Helllo Artsy! I love this tutorial! You did an outstanding job on it! It is very detailed that someone like me could just about do it! I am your neighbor, just across the state line! Looks like you might be in the Atlanta area. What a great place to live! I love the North Georgia Mtns.! They are our favorite camping area. Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  6. This is fabulous - I'm a lyric manic so I can't tell you how much I love it -
    And I love that song more than I can tell you - I have to get to your State one day..............( and now will be humming it all day long )
    I'm off to pin this !

  7. Oh! I had to pin this! So beautiful AND our dream is to retire to St Simons Island some day. For now I have to be content with a one week stay every October. This will make a great gift for my hubby too!

  8. I've been trying to come up with projects using those denim canvases since I first saw them in Michael's. This is such a great idea!

  9. Super fun Virginia! I haven't been to Michaels in a long time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Great idea, I love this! Denim is so cool and I love the rustic finish.
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  11. The denim canvas looks great! Will be on the hunt now! Thanks for linking to Sunday FUNday! I'll be featuring you at this weekend's party! XO


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