4th of July Wall Art

I wanted a focal piece for my mantle.  I also wanted something that my kids would see and maybe even ask a question or just notice so that it was in their head….the true meaning of independence and what OTHERS have done for us.

Patriotic Chevron Art

I made this with Cammie, my Silhouette Cameo.  I didn’t have any vinyl that I wanted to spare for the chevron stencil so I used contact paper!  Yep, regular old contact paper that you line your drawers with!  (Cheap!)  I cut a chevron pattern using my cameo and the contact paper and applied it to my canvas.

Patriotic Canvas Chevron Stripes

I kind of liked it as it was…but that is digressing!  I am so late to the Chevron wagon.  I tried to stay off of it, but it just beat me!

Patriotic Chevron Stripes Close Up

Next I applied 3 coats of Folk Art Red Paint.  I used a regular paint brush as I found the foam brushes just kind of smeared on the canvas and it wasn’t pretty!  (and apparently I forgot to take a picture of the canvas painted.  Whoops!)

While the 3rd coat was still wet, I took up the contact paper and let it dry!  Next I got to cutting my blue vinyl for the letters!  I weeded off all the excess vinyl, leaving only my saying.

Patriotic Art Vinyl Letters

My canvas is a 16 x 20 so I made my page that large in the Silhouette software so I could get the correct spacing/size and then just rotated them to fit within my cutting area.

I applied this to my dried chevron canvas!  I love it!  If I had to do it again, I would have made my letters wider, bolded if you will…but I still love it just the way it is!  I think it adds some modern to my rustic fireplace mantle!  :)

Patriotic Chevron Art Mantle View

Patriotic Chevron Art

Check out my complete 4th of July Mantle if you get a chance!    Most of my decor you can find yourself for super inexpensive!

Thanks for stopping by, I’d love it if you’d stick around for a bit and see what I have been up to!  My Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats are perfect this time of the year and also don’t forget to check out my Road Trip Bingo game (with free printables) if you have kids and need an activity for them while traveling on vacatoin this summer!

Do you follow me in Facebook?  I’d love it if you stopped over and said hello!  :)  I hope everyone has a SAFE and fun 4th of July!

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20 Responses
  • Amanda
    June 29, 2012

    That turned out great Cheryl! I haven’t jumped on the chevron train yet, but I really like the way you used it! :)

    • Cheryl
      June 29, 2012

      Thanks Amanda,
      I thought I could totally hold out and stay off the wagon but recently I am just smitten with it! I am so behind the times! Ha! Thanks for the nice comment!

  • Katy Lunsford
    July 1, 2012

    Very nice, I love all things patriotic!

    • Cheryl
      July 1, 2012

      Thank You Katy! I cannot believe it to me so long to decorate for the 4th! I love patriotic also! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  • Robin
    July 4, 2012

    This has been my favorite 4th of July project so far! So cute! I am visiting from the Red, White and YOU party and thought I would say hi! I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.


  • Heather Gifford
    July 4, 2012

    Love this! What font/cartridge is the “because” in– I love it!

    • Cheryl
      July 5, 2012

      Heather, “because” is Honey Script! I love it also. I want to use it everywhere!

  • Delonna @ Chick Flick Diva
    July 4, 2012

    I love your 4th of July canvas. Just stopping by via Red, White and You to say HI. I am following you now. Look forward to future post.

    • Cheryl
      July 5, 2012

      Thanks Delonna! Nice to Meet you!

  • Meagan
    July 5, 2012

    What fonts did you use for the wording. That script font is perfect!

    • Cheryl
      July 5, 2012

      Meagan, that script font is Honey Script! I heart it! :) The block is Franklin Gothic Demi!

      • Meagan
        July 9, 2012

        Thanks!!!! I can’t wait to use that script!

  • Our Somewhat Simple Life
    July 5, 2012

    What is this Chevron you speak of? That might be trouble and just ad another something for me to get caught up in! Cute, cute project though! :)

  • Taylor Anne
    July 23, 2012

    I want to do something just like this with a favorite quote of mine for some wall art!
    Anything that was particularly difficult?
    I just ordered my cameo so I can get started! Did you just transfer the vinyl onto the canvas? How long did you wait for it to dry?

  • Jenny
    March 25, 2013

    Love this and everything you post! Not too crafty, but would love to try making it! What size are all of the fonts you used and how might one make the wording without the Silhouette software?

  • Kristen
    July 5, 2013

    How did you apply the letters? I’m not familiar with the Cameo machine.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      July 5, 2013

      Kristen, I cut the letters from Vinyl and the back side of vinyl has “adhesive” like qualities!

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