4/3/11

tutorial: canvas bib necklace

hello lovely readers!

I hope you have all had a great weekend. We had a nice, relaxing one around here. Got some laundry and grocery shopping done, curled up and watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed the zoo, and the hubs and I have got to watch a couple movies after Sawyer goes to bed. Nothing exciting, just a lot of quality time with my sweet little family. 

I also got a chance to work on some jewelry, and I want to share a necklace with you. 


For this fun spring necklace, you will need:


  • A canvas
  • Copic markers (you could also use acrylic paint)
  • A fine tip Sharpie marker
  • Mod Podge (not pictured)
  • E-6000
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • A necklace chain
  • 2 small jump rings
  • 2 large jump rings
  • Needle and thread
Start by sketching out your design. 


I have had this in my idea book for a few weeks, but haven't had the time to work on it.

After you have sketched out your design or you have an idea of what you want, draw it on the canvas with your Copic markers (or paint it on).


As you can see above, a lightly sketched the shape I want to make sure drew the flowers symmetrically.

Next, outline the flowers with the Sharpie and the pencil outline. 


Cut out your shape and apply a couple thin coats of Mod Podge. 
After the piece dries, trace that shape and cut out a duplicate piece of canvas. 


(Please ignore my dining room table. I bought this at a garage sale 5 years ago with the intent to sand and refinish it. Yeah... you see how that went.)

Take the second piece of canvas (the blank one) and sew the two jump rings to the back.


These are what you will connect your necklace chain to.

After you have sewn your rings on, turn this piece of canvas over and spread glue to the side that does not have the jump rings. 


Glue the other piece of canvas with the painting on it on top. 


Cut your necklace chain in half directly in the middle, and use the two small jump rings to connect the chain to the back of the canvas piece.


That's it! 


Happy spring!


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