Gluten Free Food, beautiful and delicious!
I painted an old, large frame that I had in my garage. I picked mustard because I wanted the look to be vintage/old fashioned looking. I cut a piece of thin plywood to the dimensions of the artwork cut-out in the frame, but I cut it just barely smaller than the actual dimensions in order to leave room for the fabric and batting that would cover the plywood. I cut a piece of muslin and thin cotton batting to cover the plywood, I left a 2 inch overhang (or more) on all sides.
|I had to iron and iron and iron the muslin to get all the wrinkles out!|
|Starting from opposite centerpoimts, hot glue the fabric down. Pull tight! Work out from the centers, check for smoothness on the front as you go.|
|Smooth as butter!|
|My frame didn't have the tabs to hold the artwork in, I used small nails hammered into the frame and supporting the artwork in place of the tabs.|
|The base of the project is now ready. Not too hard, and I happened to have everything but the paint color on hand!|
|I chose 26 different scrapes of fabric, with lots of solids. Too many patterns would look too busy (next time I think I might even use more solids). I lined them up in order of how I wanted them on the picture. I measured the canvas size and divided it by 26 to see roughly the size of each letter (mine was about 3.5 inches).|