February 16, 2011

Crafty Fail


Photo courtesy of my iPhone

I have loved these gold chevron canvases for a long time, so I finally decided to make them for my master bedroom this weekend. It was a lot more time-consuming than I thought it would be... with no payoff because the paint seeped under my (high-quality) painter's tape! Bummer! I was super, super careful, but the tape just wouldn't adhere to my canvas.

I'm not giving up! My next idea is to try freezer paper. Ever used a stencil on canvas? Think that will work? 


10 comments:

Mallory said...

vinyl might work.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I had a similar problem when painting on my walls. I solved it by using a straight edge and a small brush and simply painting over the mistakes. As well, something that's worked (since that time!) is to use an acrylic gel medium over the tape before painting. It seals the edge and keeps the paint from seeping. Works wonderfully. I did this when painting stripes on my son's bedroom walls.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I had the same frustration when I tried Frog Tape for the first time. Everyone was raving about it, but I couldn't get the same results.

Ali Rockwell said...

I have been thinking of trying freezer paper on canvases so I'm interested to see if it works out!

Joi said...

Aw, poo! I hate when DIY goes sour. Keep trying to get it right! I love the inspiration! : )

emily said...

Darn! Try painting it with the base color first, then the gold. I think it will look awesome in the end. I love gold and chevron!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, girl. I can relate. I used tape and spray paint and it worked really well. I think the trick is spraying versus painting. Good luck.

Erin - Dwell & Tell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Erin - Dwell & Tell said...

I actually think those little inconsistencies look cool--it's so consistently "imperfect" that it looks intentional(at least that's how it looks to me from your photo).

Not even kidding, I might try to get this look on purpose!

www.dwellandtell.com

-H said...

I know that feeling really well! trying "burnishing" the blue tape against the canvas with the back of your fingernail, its what my painting teacher taught me in college.