Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Polka Dotted Monogram Canvas

I have a super cute, super simple DIY for you to try today.  All you need is:

  • Small canvas (5 x 7) 
  • Printer paper
  • Black paint
  • Gold paint
  • A brand new pencil eraser (if you don't have one, slice an old eraser down so the tip is flat again)

First, you're going to make a stencil.  Trace your canvas and cut out a piece of printer paper to be the same size as your canvas.

Draw your monogram and cut it out, being careful to only make one cut through the stencil to the letter- you want the stencil to be in one piece!

Next, place your letter and stencil on the canvas.  Remove the stencil and make sure your letter stays put- I used a glue dot to accomplish this.

Then, stamp the black in lines of dots all around and over the letter.  Try to keep the dots evenly spaced (but it's okay if you muck it up- I did!).

Remove the letter and let the black paint dry.

Finally, place the stencil over the canvas and use your eraser to do gold dots inside the letter.  Make sure these line up with the black dots!

If you have any spots where the paint smooshed through, simply use a small paint brush to touch them up.

Ta da!  I really like how this turned out, and I love the irregularities in the stamping.  What do you think?  Leave your comments below! :)


  1. OMG - I love this! And I love how you used a pencil as the dotting tool, so smart!

    1. Thank you! I think it's so much fun to find things around the house to use in new crafty ways


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