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At Sign Canvas DIY

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Turn industrial themed scrapbook paper and a fun Plaid surface into a contemporary statement piece.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 10" x 10"
Item #12752
Wood canvas panels are perfect for a variety of project types including decoupage and painting. Wood panels offer a solid surface to paint on and are simple to hang and display.

$5.99

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Shapes - @ (At Sign)
Item #22540
Fun and contemporary, the “@” Unpainted Shape from Plaid Wood Surfaces is a blank slate waiting for an artistic flair. Available in an assortment of shapes and styles, these DIY pieces are made of unfinished wood and are ready for a fun and personalized touch. Ideal for painting, staining, decorative embellishment, and wood burning, there’s an endless assortment of creative options. Plaid Wood Surfaces are a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art.

$1.29

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
Item #666
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Gunmetal Gray, 2 oz.
Item #667
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.

$7.99

Other Supplies
1" Flat brush
Scrapbook paper – Industrial
Pencil
4 Upholstery tacks
Hammer
Scissors
Hot glue
Sandpaper
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Sand the wood piece edges until smooth. Paint the @ symbol in Antique Copper and the background of the symbol in Gunmetal Gray. Let dry.
  2. Paint the canvas sides in Gunmetal Gray. Let dry.
  3. Lay the canvas over the scrapbook paper and trace around. Cut out and apply to the surface of the canvas with Ultra Matte. Smooth out with a top coat of Ultra Matte. Let dry.
  4. Attach the @ symbol with hot glue. Hammer a tack half way into each corner. Paint the top of the tack heads with Antique Copper. Let dry.
  5. Sand the edges of the scrapbook images for a distressed look. This piece will add a little drama to any home office!
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