I'm going old school today. Do any of you remember the Spirograph? I LOVED mine when I was a kid! The other day my husband found this knockoff Spiral Art set at Walgreens in the clearance section for only $1!
I was so excited when he surprised me with it (yeah, I know - that's what she said) and I immediately started thinking about ways to decorate with it. This piece of "art" was first on the list and will hang in our stairwell.
To make it: I used spray adhesive on a piece of poster board and covered it with some white fabric just like with my fabric printing. Then I went at it with my "spirograph" and some ultra fine point Sharpies.
Once my fabric was covered in spirals, I peeled it off of the poster board. Then I used spray adhesive on a plain white canvas we had and laid my fabric on top, smoothing out any bubbles. For the edges, I pulled them around tight and hot glued them to the back of the canvas' frame.
I had a few reasons for coloring on a piece of fabric instead of directly on the canvas. 1) The canvas would buckle in the center which would mess up the design. 2) Using the fabric I could wrap the designs around the sides instead of having a bunch of blank space around the edges. 3) I was worried I would mess up and scrap fabric is a lot easier to replace than a canvas.
I'm really happy with how it turned out! I kind of like the spring colors right now since I am in denial about how much snow is outside. :) I want to try another one with darker colors though....another print....some pillows....curtains....before you know it people will go dizzy when they walk into our house because of all of the spirals!