DIY Canvas: What the World needs now…

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A Quick and Easy DIY canvas and a throw back to the 1960’s.

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Song Trivia:

The song “What the World needs Now is Love” was first recorded in 1965…

and was written by Hal Davis with the music composed by Burt Bacharach.

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To make a canvas you’ll need…

  • 8″ x 10″ white canvas
  • Iron Embroidered Letters from Joy SA
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Craft Adhesive
  • Clean Soft Rag or White Paper Towel

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  • Using watered down acrylic paint I created a light watercolor wash on the canvas.
  • To create the cloudy look, I dabbed the painting, while the background was still wet, with a clean towel to remove portions of the paint.
  • After the canvas has fully dried, arrange letters on canvas.
  • Draw light pencil marks on the canvas to keep your lines straight.
  • Adhere to canvas with adhesive.

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This canvas was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

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