Showcasing wallpaper as art by making it into a canvas!
Today is the last part of our three-part series on One Item Project Challenge.
This week’s challenge? Wallpaper!
We were each able to choose a gorgeous roll of wallpaper from Spoonflower. The hardest part was choosing which beautiful roll.
What did I do with my roll of wallpaper?
I made some artwork with it! Let me show you how.
My daughter’s room at the rustic cabin in the woods needed some updated artwork so I thought a roll of wallpaper on two canvases would look beautiful.
So I purchased two canvases, 24 x 36 inches in size.
And got this beautiful roll from Spoonflower.
I painted the sides of the canvas pink to match the wallpaper.
Figure out where you want the wallpaper to lay on each canvas and cut leaving about an inch on all sides.
Next you need to ‘book’ the wallpaper. Booking the wallpaper means to wet the adhesive backing then fold the top and bottom over to meet the middle and let sit for about 3-5 minutes.
(The wallpaper comes with a handy instruction sheet just in case you forget)
I found it easiest to lay the wallpaper on the floor with the backing facing up and placing the canvas over top.
Flip over and smooth the wallpaper over until all the air bubbles are out.
Once dry, cut the edges of the wallpaper for a clean edge. I used my fabric cutter.
There was one edge that wasn’t sticking so I re-wet the backing and pressed firmly in place then stuck a huge pile of heavy stuff on it and let it sit like that for a few hours.
Worked like a charm.
I love the way they look now in my daughter’s room up at the cabin. The artwork fills the blank wall nicely.
I’m going to add some faux cherry blossoms to the twig heart art I think.
These mirrors used to be in the powder room at home. They look lovely here.
The antlers I recently found at Home Sense.
I just love the pink fabric for the curtains.
They fit so nicely in her Scandinavian room.
Now be sure to check out my co-hosts projects with wallpaper.
Wallpaper Canvas Art by So Much Better With Age – that’s me!
Powder Room Wallpaper by Satori Design for Living
Wallpaper Backed Bookcase by The Happy Housie
Bathroom Makeover by Craftberry Bush
Faux Birchbark Centerpiece by Fynes Designs
Fancy Wallpaper Lined Envelopes by AKA Design
To see more Not-So-Rustic Cabin posts:
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