New craft snark! Today we are going to be making some canvas wall art for much cheaper than they would charge you in one of those poster art places. For example this canvas is about 13.5″x18″, and cost less than $10, but would cost about $73 to get done at my local art store.
- an image printed onto canvas
- 3/4″ by 3/4″ lengths of wood
- a brother with power tools
- staple gun (with staples, duh)
First, pick out your image. This one here is by Muhtik, the curator of Metapause. It is pretty sweet. I printed a bunch of images at spoonflower. A 36″ x 54″ piece of cotton canvas of my own design cost $27 including shipping, and I was able to fit several images onto it. Only problem, which I learned too late (i.e. after I got the fabric in the mail) is that dark colours that are similar do not print well together, from their website: “Black stripes on a dark-grey background are a bad idea.” Do you know what’s a bad idea? Getting printers that can’t print dark colours that are similar! Oh wellllll.
The next step is the easiest one… get your brother to make up some wooden frames to match the size of your image.
ooooh, ahhhh. I do wish the image had printed nicer than it did, to do the artwork justice. But now I know, high contrast images would work better. I still enjoy the canvas as is. And you should too! You are welcome for this informative DIY. And for any schmuck out there who does not know what DIY means: get with the times!