I am so excited to share with you a little something I made! Keeping with the Tailgating Series and talking team decor. Michael’s recently had a great coupon deal on their canvases and I scored a 7 pack of 12×12 canvases for $11.99. Yes! Now, I can’t wait to show you what I made. I made some art work for my team, Penn State. Please don’t send me hate mail! Let me show you how it came out and walk you through step by step on how to get there. If you have a Cameo, you’re going to learn how to use the trace function today! Woot!
Isn’t it great? Now the first thing you are going to do is create your stencil for the canvas with your team logo. I had an extra stencil left over from another project and this was the one I flubbed on and kept for a rainy day. So glad I did!
Create Stencil Using Trace Function in the Silhouette Cameo Software
Once you find your logo and save it you are going to open it up in the Silhouette Software. I have the designer edition! Now let’s take a closer look:
The first step is to click on “Select Trace Area.” Once you do that you click on the image and highlight your logo. This tells the software what object you are tracing. Next you click on Trace. This traces the image for you. If you want to see what your traced image looks like click on your logo and move it. Look at the next image:
Now you are ready to cut your stencil. I used vinyl for mine however, I have stocked up on contact paper and will be using that for stencils going forward. So much cheaper!!!
I mixed the perfect blue and black paints to find the perfect Penn State blue and painted my background on the 12×12 canvas. Next, I applied the stencil. It looked so good I almost didn’t want to paint it but I wanted to stay true to Penn State colors and quickly got over that! Once I painted many, many coats of white and let it dry, I removed the stencil.
Look at my work in progress below:
Once that was done I wanted to add some wording at the bottom. I didn’t want Penn State and I didn’t want a last name. I chose their defining “We Are!” No matter what, We ARE! Instead of painting the letters, I went ahead and cut some white outdoor vinyl that I had on hand. I chose the IMPACT font as I thought it was the closest to the font Penn State uses. I think it turned out AWESOME!
Let’s take one more look:
Not a painter? You don’t have to be. I’m not and I couldn’t be happier with this DIY Canvas Painting with my team logo stencil!!!
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