Ohio Canvas Art

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I haven’t made too many items for the year long birthday swap I’ve been a part of since July.  But every once in a while there is a project that I want to tackle…and it’s usually crafty and involves paint and glue rather than thread or yarn. So when Anna had a striped canvas with a big gold Ohio on it as part of her birthday pinterest board, I knew I had found a project for me.

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Enter black acrylic paint, a cheap foam paint brush and painters tape.  I carefully taped off the canvas and applied the paint (lost the picture, but you get the point.) and when it was dry, I peeled it all away to reveal a lovely linen/black striped canvas.

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Then came time to add a golden ohio.  I picked a particularly sparkly gold scrap book paper for this.  I needed something that would contrast as highly as possible with the linen.  It was fun to actually out sparkle my daughter for once.  I printed out an outline of the Ohio State and reversed it to on the back of the gold paper.

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I cut the Ohio state out and then used some spray adhesive and applied it to the center of the canvas.  A very satisfying little project.  I was tempted to make one for all the states.  Don’t worry…just tempted. 😉

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But if you are looking for a quick gift idea, this is a great one.  You have to wait for the paint to dry but it can definitely be done in a half day.  It’s a perfect gift for new graduates to celebrate their college state…maybe put a little felt heart on the approximate location of the university.  Or a gift for a family who is moving across country, in remembrance of their previous home or to help celebrate a new state.  The possibilities are endless! Your colors, your canvas, your state.  Have at it!!

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