Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sewing Room Wall Art Tutorial and Giveaway

sewing machine wall art DIY

I have been thinking about sprucing up my sewing/crafting area for a while now. It's walls have been a random collection of patterns, pictures, completed projects and other miscellaneous things that are there not because I like them, but because I didn't get a chance to remove/update them. However, all that changed when Nathan of Easy Canvas Prints contacted me. He offered to send me a free canvas for review and also one to giveaway to one lucky reader.

I immediately knew that I wanted something made for my crafting area. I looked around for what to make and here's what I came up with.

vintage sewing machine from graphics fairy
I found this vintage sewing machine clipart over at The Graphics Fairy. It was just perfect.

So I downloaded it and modified the color into a rusty red. I used free image editing software called gimp to do it.

image editing with GIMP

Modifying the color was actually pretty easy. Open the file in gimp and then from the menu select Tools -> Color Tools -> Color Balance
The picture above shows my settings for the color:

In "Select Range to Modify" pick "Shadows "
In "Modify Selected Range's color levels" pick
Cyan - Red = 33
Magenta - Green = 6
Yellow - Blue = -59

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Once I had the picture in my preferred color, I simply went to Easy Canvas Print Website and uploaded it to be printed.

sewing room wall art DIY


I received my stretched and ready to hang canvas in about a week. I couldn't have been more pleased with the wall art. I just love it.

Easy canvas prints has a lot of other websites for all your signs and printing needs. Check them out here


Giveaway

Easy canvas prints has generously offered one lucky reader a free printed and stretched canvas of their choice. You could print anything you like on it - travel pics, wedding pics, children's pics or a sewing machine. How does that sound?

The contest is open to only US residents living within the contiguous states. ( Hawaii and Alaska residents not valid)

All you have to do is comment on the post and tell us what you will print on your canvas if you win it, along with a valid email id. You can use spaces or braces to modify your email id if you are worried about spam, but the comments without an email id will be deleted and disregarded.

 Contest is open until August 5th, 2012. I'll pick a winner using random.org and announce it here.

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