So I have seen several people make various versions of Canvas/Wood Art using the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul." I have always loved that hymn and I thought it would be a great piece for my mantel!
I initially printed out copies of the hymn on photo paper.
Once I placed the Mod Podge on the photo paper,
it turned into one BIG crinkled mushy mess!
I switched to cardstock which laid down nicely.
The ink did smudge a little but it gave it more of an antiqued look.
For the stencil, I decided to use some left over contact paper that we had lying around.
I loaded the contact paper straight into the Silhouette Cameo without a cutting mat.
Be sure and change your load settings on the machine to "Load Media."
Here's the cut settings I used. It worked great!!
It only cut the contact paper and not the paper backing.
I laid down the letters on top of the mod podged paper
and painted the whole canvas red. After four or five coats of red,
I peeled off the contact paper to reveal the sheet music underneath.
I used birds on a branch from the Silhouette store to make a stencil.
After applying the ivory paint, I was left the acrylic "chalky" finish.
I didn't want the red to rub off on my white mantel, so I applied a clear acrylic sealer.
Here it is, all said and done!!!
Just ignore the reflection of the ceiling fan from the mirror.
I couldn't seem to get it out of the picture! :)
I'm so happy with how it turned out that I had to take one more picture!