Making a Reverse Canvas is a fun way to add some sass to any area. And, this reverse canvas idea is a super fun and inexpensive way to add style to your kitchen. In addition to learning to make this canvas sign, you will also learn about how to use htv on a canvas.
For this canvas sign, I took a square value canvas from Michael’s, and then transformed it into a one-of-a-kind canvas design for my kitchen!
The reverse canvas sign method is super unique, and with the help of my Cricut machine, this craft took me little to no time!
Have you ever had an idea in your mind of what you want for your home, but can’t find it online, or it is over-priced? Here I was able to get exactly what I wanted and it wasn’t that hard to do.
How To Make A Reverse Canvas
- firstly, remove the canvas from the frame by removing the staples
- cut the canvas to fit the frame with a craft knife
- create or upload your design to design space
- cut out the design for your reverse canvas DIY using heat transfer vinyl or htv
- next stain the frame
- press the design onto the canvas cutout using an iron on the cotton setting or a heat press and remove the carrier sheet
- lastly, once the stained frame is dry you can staple the canvas back onto the frame using a staple gun
You have endless possibilities of how to create and design these unique wood signs. Plus they make incredible homemade gifts for loved ones.
What Is A Reverse Canvas?
Reverse canvases are a great way to get that quality style sign to hang in your home for a fraction of the cost. By pulling off the canvas and attaching it to the back of the canvas you create a new, product if you will. And that’s why it’s called a reverse canvas.
What Size Canvas and Frame Do You Need For A Reverse Canvas
Certainly, You are welcome to use any size you want. But, I used a 9×9 size. Just, keep in mind, however, that you need to make sure that you can create a design that fits your canvas and frame size.
I decided on the smaller size smaller canvas since my kitchen needed a little pop of personality. Above all, I didn’t want it to be huge and overtake the area.
What is HTV?
HTV is heat transfer vinyl. You are welcome to buy any color of vinyl you would like.
So, as you can see with my print, I went with two colors. However, you can mix and match colors to fit the style of your home. When you use heat transfer vinyl. There is no need to seal it or clear coat required after you press. Htv is adhesive-backed and is activated by heat and pressure.
Do I Have To Stain The Wood On Frame?
So, the wood can be painted, or even leave it the natural color it as. I wanted a rich and deep-colored wood, so I reached for a stain.
But, it is not something you have to do. Meanwhile, I think it added a bit more flair to my finished look, vs being a lighter wood.
How Do You Hang A Reverse Canvas
You can attach a backing to hang your canvas. Or if you don’t want to hurt your wall reach for my favorite, a Command Strip.
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