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floor canvas [Aug. 6th, 2009|12:21 pm]
jupiterpurple
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I have seen floor canvases on those decorating shows, and I need to make one of my own to get the look I want. The problem is that I don't know what kind of canvas to get, what type of paint to use, if I need to pre-treat it or how to go about it, where to get one.
Does anyone know anything about it, or where I could get any info about it?

Any help would be great.

Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: marydell
2009-09-23 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hi...I came over here from aspecialparent. There's an article here about making a floor cloth: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/139037/family_craft_project_painted_game_board.html and Michaels.com has a tutorial but it won't load for me at the moment, not sure why. Michael's craft tutorials are usually very good.

I haven't done it yet but I think you use normal canvas (blick.com sells "floor canvas" specifically, but I think any canvas from michael's or an art store will be fine), acrylic paints to paint the design, and polyurethane to do the clear topcoats. I think to get the edges folded down you use glue, not sewing, but also there are some at blick.com that are pre-sized.

Googling "floor cloth how-to" gets a lot of hits; "floor canvas" doesn't have as many.

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: jupiterpurple
2009-09-24 05:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
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