How to Make a Canvas Covered Foam Memo Board: Clearsnap

Clearsnap inks and more along with Smoothfoam were used to create this lightweight memo board. great for dorm rooms!

How to Make a Canvas Covered Foam Memo Board: Clearsnap
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start with a 14 X 14 piece of unbleached canvas. place on a large piece of kraft paper to apply spritzers...

start with a 14 X 14 piece of unbleached canvas. place on a large piece of kraft paper to apply spritzers...

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spritz canvas with ColorBox Spritzers, overlapping them slightly to create new colors...

spritz canvas with ColorBox Spritzers, overlapping them slightly to create new colors...

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3
place canvas between paper towels and iron to heat set inks...

place canvas between paper towels and iron to heat set inks...

4
tape canvas to work surface using blue painter's tape...

tape canvas to work surface using blue painter's tape...

5
tape stencil over canvas, centering it over it...

tape stencil over canvas, centering it over it...

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begin applying ColorBox Crafter's Ink using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips. work slowly and in small circular motions. work left to right, top to bottom to avoid smearing ink...

begin applying ColorBox Crafter's Ink using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips. work slowly and in small circular motions. work left to right, top to bottom to avoid smearing ink...

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finished canvas...

finished canvas...

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iron again between paper towels to heat set ink...

iron again between paper towels to heat set ink...

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glue canvas to Smoothfoam, centering the canvas over it. test glue on back BEFORE applying it to entire surface. some glues will "melt" the foam. Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue did not.

glue canvas to Smoothfoam, centering the canvas over it. test glue on back BEFORE applying it to entire surface. some glues will "melt" the foam. Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue did not.

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trim excess canvas from around edges of Smoothfoam...

trim excess canvas from around edges of Smoothfoam...

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apply ribbon around edges of Smoothfoam...

apply ribbon around edges of Smoothfoam...

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add a ribbon loop to top of memo board...

add a ribbon loop to top of memo board...

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use double sided tape to adhere a small notepad to bottom center of memo board. buttons were added in scattered areas for a little more color.  www.tamisanders.com

use double sided tape to adhere a small notepad to bottom center of memo board. buttons were added in scattered areas for a little more color. www.tamisanders.com

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