But I started the project and I didn't have time to start the whole thing over from scratch. And thankfully, I am thrilled with how it turned out.
LOTS of ***Design Master Brand*** spray paint - in whatever colors you desire
Bias Tape for the boarder
I started with a large piece of white canvas, cut slightly larger than the size I wanted.
Now, if you do something like this - you've got to think backwards and backwards again. The first color that you paint is going to be "on top" when you are finished and pull all your vinyl off. This is, if you use the actual letters of your vinyl cutouts, and not the background. By the time I realized that this is how I had to do this project, I no longer had the background - just the actual letters - of my vinyl cutouts.
When the paint was dry, I put down a couple pieces of vinyl - anything that I wanted to be gold as the end result. And this was one of the hardest parts. The vinyl doesn't stick very well - hardly at all - to canvas. Some of the vinyl I used stuck better than others, and I honestly don't know why, so I can't explain that for ya.
Then I put on more vinyl. Remember to think backwards!
Now check this out! This is why I recommend Design Master spray paint. I peeled back a piece of vinyl to see how bad the paint was bleeding and how much touch up I was going to have to do and look what I found!
*** I highly recommend using Design Master Spray Paint (I get mine at Michael's craft stores). No, they haven't paid me to say this. The spray paint I started with was basically what I had on hand. I've used Design Master for projects here and there, and I LOVE it. It doesn't run at all. It's like a dry spray paint because it is made to spray delicate things like dried flowers. For this project, you are spraying on fabric, which soaks up any liquid and runs underneath the vinyl. Unless you are going for a runny spotty look, the Design Master spray paint doesn't do this at all. It is amazing stuff! Mid project, I ran to the store to get more in all the colors I was using from then on out.
Especially recommended if your vinyl isn't sticking very well to the canvas. I got the best adhesion with the red vinyl pictured above. My Small black letters basically just hug on to a few threads of the canvas. It I wasn't careful, they shifted around a little while placing the other vinyl on the canvas.
okay... moving on....
Now to spray it all white again. Remember you are thinking backwards and reverse.