Sunday, June 18, 2017

How to Make a Framed Canvas Quilt Block-Farmhouse Art

Large Scale




You can make it for about $15.

It's a simple star quilt block style

that could fit with farmhouse decor.

The black and white would make it a nice modern accent too

because it is so minimal in design.

Of course a black, white, and brown combo 

 is an industrial "go to" as well.

So I think it is a fun and versatile piece of art.

Start with a gallery canvas 22" x 28".

This will be about $10 if you have a coupon

or wait for a half price sale at most art stores.

You will need about 10' length in furring strips.

These are 1" x 2" pine wood.

Cut into 4 pieces.

2 @ 22"

2 @ 29.5"

Stain whatever color you like.

I used Minwax Early American.

Base paint your canvas with a white or off white paint,

matte or satin.  Not glossy.

It's important to base paint first so that you can 

easily touch up any mistakes.

Cut a 7" square template from paper.

Center on your canvas and very lightly trace with pencil or chalk.

You can tape off the edges of the square

to get a precise edge.

Then paint in matte black.

Now fold the paper in half

and then to the center

forming your triangle pattern.

You can either trace this onto your canvas or make a stencil

with cardstock to paint within the guide.

The stencil will make it easier to paint.

Correct any "outside of the lines" paint

with a small brush.

Add more black paint to 

bottom right corners and edges.

This will add a little shadow.

Then sand all of the upper and left edges

to add highlight.

Use a long thin nail to attach the 2 short wood ends first.

Then attach the sides.

I like the sanding detail for extra textural dimension.

It's budget friendly wall art.

Large scale with a graphic impact,

this simple star quilt block style

will warm your walls.

Thanks for your visit!