Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage-Inspired Art

Hey all! I finally got the canvases done! WHEW! Who knew that having an extra kid around would really impede my crafting? Anywho, I bought two packs of canvases from Hobby Lobby that came with 2 canvases. I also used a %40 off coupon. The 2 pack canvases are $8 but with the coupon and 2 packs I spent around $12 for 4. Not a bad deal, if you ask me. My idea was to make vintage-y looking flash cards. I did a car, truck and airplane. 
So, I found a few images from the internet that were perfect: A car and truck from the 1930's, and an airplane that is from... a long time ago. I taped the printed out image onto the back of the canvas and held it up to the light. If I thought that the image wasn't big enough, I just enlarged it by eye-balling it. 









I am a texture fiend so of course I had to take a close
up of the canvas' texture.






Here they are!








I have been trying to figure out which is my favorite, but
there are just so many things about each one that I love.



Well, there you have it; my vintage-inspired DIY very cheap canvases. Every time Jman walks into his room, he loves to point out the plane, car and truck. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 
What art projects have you done for your house?


Edited to add: I am linking up to this party Chic on a Shoestring, Freckled Laundry, and Common Ground's Vintage inspiration, Jennifer Rizzo

7 comments:

Michele said...

Erin I love it! Is that the same wall color, it looks darker? Way to go you, you're fabulous.

shermt said...

Jude will know a, c, and t really well.

Erin said...

Thanks! Michele, yes, it's the same color, it's a really dark blue anyway. Grandpa; I hope that he will learn the other ones too. But I thought these would be a good start haha

Erin said...

Actually, airplanes, cars, and trucks are the trifecta for Jude. He just adores each of those so much.

Stefanie Thomson said...

Erin WOW! I love them they turned out adorable! I'll bet Jude loves having his fav's hanging up in his room!

Deneen said...

This is adorable! Good idea!
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Abby said...

Love these! So cute!

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