Friday, June 6, 2014

Coffee Sign - Good Company - Sanding Canvas

I have a new paint trick

for you today!

What says welcome

more than a hot cup of coffee.

I think it's a great way to greet your guests.

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I'm sanding my painted canvas 

to give it a worn look.

 I base paint the canvas in light brown.

Then paint over with black, let dry, and sand.

Because it's canvas, you can see the nubby threads

exposed after sanding.

I like the way it gives an "old sign" feel,

shows texture,

and has a warm, worn appearance.

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Chalk the back of your template

and pen press from the front onto the black canvas.

Use Folkart camel for the ribbon

and coffee cup.

Again,  I sanded over those areas.

Use a liner brush for much of the detail.

Dry brush some white over coffee cup.

Grommets and ribbon on top...

So now you can add sandpaper

to even your canvas paintings.

I love to try new things with paint.

Have a great weekend painting friends!


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Connie said...

I love your sign and your tutorial is wonderful. What a sweetie pie you are to share and show us all the steps :) Thank you.
Your blogging sister Connie

Natasha in Oz said...

G'Day from Oz! That is a really gorgeous idea. I love coffee so would be thrilled if someone welcomed me with a sign like that!

If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could pop by and join in with this week's Say G’day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition!

Best wishes for a great weekend,
Natasha in Oz

Feral Turtle said...

Another wonderful tutorial! That is such a cute sign Deb and who can't live without coffee????

Anonymous said...

Love the feel of the worn canvas...
This is a sweet sign... Well done again! You are super talented!


Cindy DIY beautify said...

Great tutorial, love the sign :)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this!!!
Thanks for the tutorial!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Warm Heart Bears said...

Hi Deb,

I really like your sign, and your tutorial is great!

Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

Bear Hugs,

The Checkered Apple said...

Great sign to welcome everyone!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great sign! I love your technique. I had a V8 moment when I saw you used chalk on the back for a dark colored sign. : )

Jan said...

Love this canvas and my coffee!
Jan P

reFresh reStyle said...

Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday! Pinned :)

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Beautiful sign, Deb! I've never painted a sign on a canvas, but I think I'll try it sometime, thanks for the tutorial again.

Mimi said...

I am so excited to try this!!! Thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial for such a professional-looking sign!

OneKriegerChick said...

Absolutely love this sign! I would be thrilled if you would share it at Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

Hope you have a Happy Day!

Unknown said...

Hi Deb! I realized I haven't seen a post from you for awhile and I don't think I'm getting any of the blogs updates on my old Google Friends Connect link. Frustrating. So I'm following via email now.
I LOVE this sign. So cute. Thank you for giving us a tutorial.

Christy James said...

I absolutely love this!! Beautiful job on the details! XO

The Charm of Home said...

I really adore this sign you created! I am featuring it tomorrow at Home Sweet Home!

Christina @ said...

This is a gorgeous sign! Thanks for the tip to use sandpaper - I love the effect. This is SO freaking adorable! If you want, I'd love for you to link up this project to Motivational Monday: Have an awesome night!

Elaine said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing how you created it. I pinned your project and stated what a great tutorial you have.
Wishing you God's Best,

Natasha in Oz said...

I just popped back to say thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I've just pinned your post.

Hope you can join us again this weekend.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz