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Love You To The Moon & Back Canvas Art

I never imagined that back in March of this year when the Sweet Tea Fabric line was 

launched that I would be part of this exciting fabric challenge using

KariAnne's Sweet Tea Fabric Line.

This fabric is truly such a sweet, sweet fabric and the colors are pure Summertime joy.

One of the real nifty parts about all of this, is that this friendly Texas craft 

challenge really did all begin over Texas sweet tea, pound cake and a group of gals 

chatting and laughing at our Texas Art and Craft retreat.

wooden moon, burlap and lace bow, fabric, DIY

One of the gals,  Carole from Garden Up Green initiated the notion and well, the rest is 


Don't you just love a good heartwarming story to go along with a project...

Art, flowers, decorating

We were all given charm packs at the Art and craft retreat to use for this project. 

If you are unfamiliar with a charm pack they are collections of pre-cut 5 inch squares of 

fabric, which can be used anyway you would like, the sky is the limit on how to channel 

your inner creativity.
blogger challenge, Thistlewood Farms, Hoffman fabric, at home with jemma

I channeled my inner creativity by combining the charm packs with leftover fabric from 

my DIY Spring Banner Project where I used Hoffman and Thistle Wood Farms

Simply Eclectic  line.

While the sweet tea fabric includes a variety of colors, I chose to use blue tones.

I was so inspired by the tones and hues of this fabric to create a night sky on my canvas 

with crescent moon and three star flowers.

You see, I live out in the country now and the stars shine bright and so does the moon.

The Name of my art is Love you to the Moon and back Canvas Art.

step by step instruction for creating art using fabric, burlap, lace and modge podge

I am just going to share the steps with you and the supplies needed for this fabric overlay 

art project.

Step 1.

Using pinking shears cut 20 (5"x 5") charm squares into  2"  strips.

You will have about a 1" piece of fabric leftover, save 9 of these  1" strips to use for

Star burlap flowers which for me symbolize stars in the midnight sky.

rotary cutters, self-healing mats, beginner tools for sewing

Step 2.

 Before applying the modge podge experiment with patterns you would like to have on 

your canvas.

creating canvas art with fabric

Step 3. 

Pour modge podge into a container and using a 1" brush apply modge podge in

sections on your canvas.

size of brush to use and steps on apply modge podge

Step 4.

 Apply one layer of 2" strips. I sort of weaved mine in and out to give it a 

Patchwork pattern.  You could easily create a herringbone pattern or stripes.

Cover with modge podge and repeat these steps until the canvas is completely covered 

with fabric.

Let dry for 2 hours, then repeat.

Hoffman fabrics, thistlewood farms and at home with jemma

Step 5.

After canvas has dried, experiment with the placement of the moon and flowers.

When you have decided on moon placement apply Tacky glue to the back of the moon

and let it dry overnight.

How to make your own art using fabric and modge podge

Step 6.

Making the bows/stars.

While modge podge is drying I enhanced these purchased lace and burlap flowers.

Using the leftover 1" strips from step 1, gather these strips together with a needle and 

thread and sew them to  the lace and burlap flowers/stars.

This takes about 7 minutes per bow.

Tutorial on creating flowers for canvas art

Step 7.

Attach the 3 symbolic flowers to the Canvas art with tacky glue. 

 artist canvas, charm pack, tacky glue, modge podge, pinking shears

Supply List

1. (1) 16 x 20 artist canvas
2. Charm pack
3. Assorted fabric remnants
4. Tacky glue
5. Modge Podge
6. Pinking shears
7. Needle & Thread
8. Burlap and lace bows
9. Love you to the moon & back moon or wooden letters of choice

needle, thread, glue, bows, fabric, canvas,

And, there you have it, my canvas art project using the sweet tea fabric line.

Thank you for joining me on our sweet tea challenge!

Voting Begins Thursday July 14th at 6:00 a.m. Eastern and lasts for one week.
Just follow this link to vote.

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