Add a Larger Canvas to a Smaller Picture, Add Layers for Interest

Hi Everyone!

I made these two signs last year when I was a Chalk Couture Designer. I wanted to make larger wall hangings or door hangers from these two projects so I added an extra stretched canvas to make them more of a statement pieces. Layers add interest.

Santa Approved is on a thin piece of wood. Very cute on it’s own. But I think it makes more of a statement with its canvas background now.

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After

Below is the option of a door hanger. If you want just a wall hanging, you can hide the ribbon behind the canvas frame.

Next is the red and black buffalo plaid SEASON’S GREETINGS. It looks cute all on it’s own too. But I wanted stripes to correspond with its striped ticking ribbon.

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After
Here is the door hanger option. Just hide the ribbon and it can be a wall hanging or shelf leaner.

I hope this gives you an idea for any of your existing decor. I just used a 1 inch wide piece of wood trim to make my stripes and checks. It really doesn’t take very long to paint either the checks or stripes. (Actually I think the stripes are harder) For the stripes you could use painters tape to make your grid. But I find that I have to touch it up so much after pulling off the tape, that I might as well just paint it freehand.

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