…Creating on the Hill…

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them

..HOME…on a budget



..I love creating new projects and especially when I find creative “goodies” that don’t bust the bank..

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.. I LOVE finding creative bargains!…The Works and Poundland often have items that can be turned into cute decorative projects with what i already have in my stash ..


Poundland had the vinyl ‘Home’ wall stickers (you guessed it a £1)..The Works had 8×8″ canvas’s on sale and i used an old 8×12″ canvas too (for the letter M as it was wider)



The vinyl wall stickers were available with other words too

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I covered all the canvas’s with flowery napkins using gel medium under and a generous coat over the top

…you have to be gentle while applying the top coat because napkins can tear (remember to separate the 2/3 layers of napkin, you just need the top layer)


..dry the canvas’s thoroughly before moving to the next step


..i then applied a thin coat of chalk paint (or you can use acrylic paint/tester pot paints)

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..i used a baby wipe to rub back the paint to show the pattern….baby wipes are one of my trusted painting/cleaning tools when creating.. dry canvas’s with hair dryer.


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..cut out the vinyl letters as close to the letter as you can (this gets rid of the border) ..apply a generous layer of gel medium to the canvas ,pull letter away from the backing card and lay on the canvas making sure to center the letter on the canvas. Apply layer of gel medium over the letter to seal to canvas.

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..once everything is dry you can now ink the edges of each canvas and add stamps/doodles/embelishments

I applied some gold ‘rub’ around the edges too….embellishing and doodling is my favorite part ..dots and spots..swirls..lines..flowers


..I’m loving the result…


..Big thank you to my artistic/photographic assistant Karen !! for helping me get the Photos taken..

..she just popped up (or is it down Karen?) to ‘the hill’ for a short while and got roped into helping x


Author: ...creating on the hill....

The Crafts House is a small studio on top of a "hill"..a place to create..a place to breathe..a time just for you.. I'm the luckiest person to spend my days creating the art that i love..meeting like minded creative friends..sharing time in the palette of life..

10 thoughts on “..HOME…on a budget

  1. Ah I see it worked then😄 they look great Sandra


  2. Absolutely fabulous Sandra. Loving the chalk paint too. Xxxx


  3. Thank you for sharing your idea I will try to make them. Regards Denise. ________________________________


  4. That looks great Sandra. Are you selling chalk paint on ‘The Hill’ ?


  5. Hi Sandra, I think you got my best side! Will catch up with you soon – I’ve done my back in (ouch) but got some nice strong painkillers off the emergency doctor to help me get well again. Have a good week. K xx


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