Monday, January 25, 2010

~ Late Night Project ~

" Before"
" After "

I have had this large canvas leaning in my hallway for several weeks waiting for the right time and right inspiration to come along. Get the canvas at Michael's for 40-50% off with theirs sales. Any size you choose. In my case, I used a rubber stamp on a transparency sheet, which I then got out the old projector. Backed up the projector as far as it would reach since the rubber stamp was about 2" in size. I love French inspired things so I thought why not Marie Antoinette and some sort of French script. I added the Paris at the bottom because my daughter thought the canvas was too scarce. Recently I have seen poster looking canvas prints that are large in size, but not in content. I think it makes a statement-a French one I hope. I painted the canvas with my furniture paint (choose whatever paint you want). Then I proceeded to trace the figure and when I finished I touched it up a bit here and there filling in more dark areas to look a little bit more filled out. It took about 35 minutes-not bad for a large project that didn't end up taking a large amount of time to complete....


  1. How fabulous that piece turned out!!



  2. Awesome project!!! LOVE it! :) chris

  3. What a wonderful idea!

  4. How gorgeous is that! Ok, gotta call my best friend and we'll head to Michael's then back to her house to use HER projector and STAMPS!! I'm a good friend that way!

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely idea!

  5. P.S. You're play list is the best and makes me sad! Sad that I never learned to speak French. But how lovely it is!

  6. what a marvelous idea of stamping the transparency! i've done the obvious, printing and using projector to paint on my this idea and the completed project! ps, just found your blog..way fabulous! zanne

  7. How smart and beautiful all at the same time!

  8. Wow, I am impressed! This looks terrific!
    I might have to try it someday!