I love using vinyl to paint with. It is awesome to work with on an old piece of wood, but I hadn't tried it on canvas until this month. This idea was inspired by a project one of my friends did. I loved how hers turned out so I wanted to try something similar.
First I started off with a stained canvas. I had originally stained this canvas to make a welcome sign for my front door, but then I make a welcome sign with a wreathe and then had just never decided what to put on this. I thought having a little darker look to the canvas would be a fun more rustic look. I love how it turned out, but it's hard to tell from the photo. Without the stain it would be stark white, (also a great look, but I wanted it a bit more muted this time.)
The next step is putting the vinyl on your canvas. When you use the "negative" of the vinyl it works like a charm for painting. Fit the entire vinyl to your canvas for easiest results. If you are going to use spray paint then tape the edges as well. I just brushed the paint on this time with a sponge brush.
This is what it looked like when I got it all painted.
After I removed my vinyl I touched up a couple of places where I wanted a bit more paint and then this was my finished project! Next time I wouldn't mind trying to stain afterwards just to see what that was like:)