I Love Fonts Canvas

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I wanted to create a modern canvas using fonts. The cool thing is the letters I used probably would be overlooked for not being modern! They’re refrigerator magnets that I got from the toy section at CVS. Here’s how you make this super simple canvas!!

I Love Fonts Canvas

Materials
– 12×12 canvas (I got mine at Michaels)
– Alphabet magnets
– Shiny black and white spray paint
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®

letters on canvas copy

First I laid all the magnets out on the canvas to make sure they fit and scattered properly!

spray paint canvas

I next spray painted the canvas. It took a couple coats.

spray paint letters

Then I gave the letters a few coats. Admittedly, I had to go back in with a brush cause the plastic letters didn’t take to the shiny spray paint as well as I had hoped.

glue

I then used the Tacky Glue to attach the magnets to the canvas. Isn’t this photo cool? The TV was flashing on the canvas 🙂

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And there you have it! A super modern canvas on the cheap!

detail

Here’s a fun detail! Now I have to find a place to hang it!

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

P.S. I linked this up at TaterTots and Jello’s Weekly Wrapup Party!

Fonty Love

I love fonts and all the possibilities you have for design with them! I’m a stickler for a good grunge, decorative, or handwriting font! I love using them especially for headlines to make something stand out!

I’m pretty picky about what I like, but I wanted to share 3 fonts I found that I think are super cool. I screen captured these images from www.dafont.com. They have such a wide/varied selection on there of really awesome fonts. And while you are there, check out the cool dingbats too! They’d be great for printing out stickers or embellishments for a scrapbook page, home décor item, or jewelry project! Like www.istockphoto.com you can spend hours scouting out new stuff! Here’s 3 I just loved! How about you?

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And a total, total shameless plug…here’s a shirt I did that’s in my Swelldesigner Cafe Press shop!
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Is there any font you go goo goo over? Until next time Swellions!

Alexa