DIY { U & I } Type Writer Key-Canvas Art!

 i got the two pack of 8×10 and 11×14 canvases at Big Lots. I thought the price’s weren’t that bad.  I had NO CLUE what I would use them for??? OTHER THEN I WOULD USE THEM winks! I was thinking subway art, or mod podged paper of some kind with monogrammed letters…. then the idea came… I thought of the U&I because of Valentines. HOWEVER, i think this is cute to leave out all year. Imagine in a family group collage or next to some pics of you and your sweets.

i cut the letters and the “&” from my cricut using the “Platinum Schoolbook” {tall ball} The letters were set at 8 inches and the “&” was set “fit to page”

after there all cut- place the stencil on top of your canvas so it straight and even. Then with a flat bristle brush start dabbing and stenciling using black acrylic paint, holding stencil firmly in place with other hand.
i then took the brush and lightly dipped it in the paint and lightly brushed it around all four sides, giving it some more demension. 

 “TA-DA” i am titling them -TYPE WRITER KEY- CANVAS ART! I think they look like type writer key marks. 😉

i am linking up with A Glimpse Inside for Catch a Glimpse Thursday HERE 
 Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party HERE  Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday HERE  Sunday Showcase at Under The Table and Dreaming HERE  C.R.A.F.T. for Making Monday Marvelous HERE. 
and The Girl Creative for Just Something I whipped up HERE.
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  1. Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Really cute. Love it.

  3. SO cute!! Love this!!!

  4. Super cute! Perfect for V-day and after! Thanks for linking up Jen!

  5. Very cute Jen. You always think of such cute and creative ideas!

  6. These turned out great!

  7. These are great. Love them. Another thing to add to my to do list !!!!!! Thanks Jen

  8. LOOOOVE this!

  9. oooooooooooo…i really, really, really love those!

    great job!

  10. I’m in LOVE!! You always have the best ideas!!

  11. I love this! – the creativeness, the simplicity and all the many possibilities….. Love it!

  12. totally L-O-V-E. i hopped over form tator tots:)

  13. Great work I could easily take them to my home:)
    Greetings from Finland

  14. I’d love for you to come link up at Inspire Me Mondays

  15. How fun and creative! You are my new idol! 😉

  16. I love these! so simple, but so chic!you are amazing.

  17. These are so cute! I love the way you dabbed them, instead of heavy fill.
    Adorable! Found you at the Saturday party!

  18. These are really cool, they came out great! Your blog is full of wonderful projects 🙂

  19. what a good idea!! this’d make a super cute valentine’s day “man” present. sentimental but no frills! (btw, this also gives me hope that i’ll figure out what to do with the things i buy at a good price!… LOL)

  20. Oh my gosh! These are so awesome! Such a unique and cool idea! You are so talented!

  21. Such a fabulous idea!!! SO much impact! Love it!!

  22. These look AMAZING!!

  23. These made me “SQUEAL” too!!!
    Thanks! (I found you through Under the Table and Dreaming)

  24. I think im going to do one for Valentines day.. ” I heart U

  25. So cute! I just might have to try this out onto pillows for our master bedroom.

    I’m your newest follower!
    kristy @

  26. So cute! I’m always looking for new things to create with my cricut :)! I would love for you to link this up at ‘Unwasted Homemaking’.

  27. I “borrowed” the U & I saying and incorporated it in my latest craft. I linked the idea back to you 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Love these letters! I think the dabbing created a really cool antique-y look.

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