Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bicycle Art

It seems like ages ago I told you that I would have a fun little art project for S.R.'s room. Well, I finally got around to making one.
I just needed the right inspiration!
I wanted to do something with a bike, but just wasn't sure what. I came across this really cute vinyl cruiser on Etsy , and knew it was exactly what I needed.

And this is what I came up with.
FrogTape makes a chevron painter's tape. Crazy! I know!
 It's super easy to use! 

I found some at Lowes the other day, but you can also purchase it from Amazon. 
Click the link below and it will take you directly to Amazon.

The tape isn't recommended for use on textured surfaces...says so right on the box. As you can see below, my canvas is a textured surface. I went with it anyway because sometimes you can bend the rules a bit in the crafting world. 
I used a scrap piece of tape to keep my lines even.
Once all of the tape was down on my canvas board, I smoothed out all of the edges, painted, and promptly removed the tape.
After letting the paint dry for about 30 minutes, I placed the vinyl bike on top of the painting.
You have to be patient with vinyl. It can tear easily, and can stick together if you don't follow the instructions.
Once in place, I smoothed it out to make sure there weren't any bubbles.
I had the large frame on hand. I was actually using the frame as a Christmas card holder. However, last year, the cards never made it to the frame. 
So I figured I would make good use out of it, paint it purple, and hang it in S.R.'s room.
I don't normally do anything with colors this bright or go with things that are this contemporary because it's not my style. I'm more of a classic style kind of girl.
However, it is S.R.'s I'm goin' with it;o)

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