May 8, 2012

Robot Party Canvas

Hi everyone! This is Elizabeth from 217 Creations. I love experimenting with canvas.  This home decor piece is one of my favorites.  It was really easy to make. The entire project was made with the Cricut cartridge Robot Party.
This project was made for a manufacturer.  As a result I did not do a full photo tutorial.  But I do have a complete list of instructions to duplicate this project.
Cut List
<NameTgLyr> 3.0 inches (real size on)
<Card1Lyr> 4.0 inches (real size on)
<Card1Lyr> 4.0 inches (real size on) FLIP
<RoboPrty> 5.0 inches (real size off)
<CpckWpLr> 3 inches (real size on)
Silver Contact Paper
Transfer Tape
Metal Embellishments- nuts, caps, washers
Acrylic Paint
Sponge Brush
Modge Podge Matte
Robot Patterned Fabric
Robot Party Cartridge
  1. Using an inexpensive canvas, paint a thin layer of blue acrylic paint along sides and across the front.
  2. Once dried, measure and cut a piece of fabric to cover canvas and sides.
  3. Smear a thin layer of Modge Podge Matte on canvas.
  4. Lay down fabric
  5. Smear another coat of Modge Podge Matte on top of the fabric.
  6. Repeat Layering the Modge Podge twice, drying in between coats.
  7. Cut <NameTgLyr> <CpckWpLr> <Card1Lyr> <CardLyr> Flip and <RoboPrty> from Silver Contact Paper, using settings: 3Depth, 3 Pressure, 3 Speed.
  8. Weed out the vinyl and using transfer tape, lift the contact paper form backing and place onto the dried canvas.
  9. Smooth the cuts down firmly
  10. Using E6000, adhere several small metal embellishments, including, nuts, bolts, washers
  11. Once the metal has dried, run a 1 inch wide strip of Terrifically Tacky Tape to the sides of the canvas. Removing the liner on one side at a time, begin to pleat the ribbon up about an inch and then down an inch. Continue this all the way around the canvas.
I did not make the pleating “perfect” since the theme is a bit quirky, playful and fun
I hope you enjoyed my project! As always Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and subscribe to us here at She's A Sassy lady and on my personal blog at 217 Creations.

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