DIY Hot Mess Christmas Canvas
With Christmas coming soon again, I’m in full gear crafting mode! I love this time of year! In keeping with using things in my stash today I want to do a Christmas hot mess sign. Let me show you how I did my DIY hot mess Christmas with Cricut.
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Starting the Hot Mess
I used a 12 x 12” canvas and assorted acrylic paints I had on hand. It’s amazing how long these things last! Anyway, I chose a couple of reds, some greens, gold and white.
Begin with which ever color you like and start painting random blotches on the canvas.
Clean the brush and move on to the next color. Continue until the entire canvas is covered.
Let it Dry
Once the canvas is all painted in, let it set over night to get good and dry. Cut your design or get the one I used here in my resource library, apply it to the canvas. Center it on your canvas and gently press it in place. Turn it over and burnish well. Peel the transfer tape off. Mine was a little stubborn. Therefore I had to go slowly and scrap the vinyl down onto the canvas as I peeled the transfer tape back. So this was tedious, I won’t lie!
Cover the Hot Mess with Mod Podge
Check all vinyl that it is snugly adhered to the canvas. Rub all over with your finger nail and if needed use a hair dryer to heat the vinyl for a better stick. Finally, to prevent bleeding apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to all edges of your design. Let that dry thoroughly. I let mine set over about 2 hours.
Now it time to paint the entire canvas the color of your choice. I picked Martha Stewart white acrylic for mine and sponge brushed it on. I think that hers is a better product for this project. So you can make the cover color heavy so that it covers all the colorfulness of the canvas or a thin coat to let that color kind of show through. Certainly up to you. I wanted mine to be thick. Let this dry completely. Mine sat over night.
Pick the Vinyl Off
Time to pick the design off carefully with a weeding tool. Carefully pick a corner of the vinyl and slowly peel it off of the canvas. Sometimes it helps to run the weeding tool around the design to loosen the edges. That help to avoid the paint peeling where it isn’t supposed to peel.
Hot Mess Christmas Canvas
Alright, how did you like that? It’s another fun, easy Christmas project for you to make another decoration to add to your collection! Hang it on the wall or put it on a stand to display, but maybe you have something else in mind for yours. Please share your creations and thoughts on the comments below