Second Video | Wrapped Canvas Video
Intro to Video Series 1 • Hi! I’m Belinda
• I own Belinda Lee Designs a embroidery and sewing studio in Raleigh, North Carolina
• I specialize in embroidered art • Welcome to the first video in my series
on turning special items into “Something Else”
• Today we’ll be turning our special item into a Gallery Wrapped Canvas Artwork • I bet you’ve got a special item hidden
away somewhere • That old cross stitch you did in college
• Your first 5K finisher t-shirt. • This symbol of your great accomplishment
is just begging to be put on display. • Get it out and let’s turn it into the
special piece of art it was meant to be! • The first thing you need to do is determine
what size canvas you need. • Today I’ll be working with this dress
form design collection. • I’m going to wrap this large design
which I know is sized for a 14 x 11 inch canvas. • I recommend you bring your art with you
to the store. • Lay it over a few canvas sizes to find
the best look for your art. • Your local craft store is a great source
of canvases. • I picked this one up from Michael’s
using a 40% off coupon! • You’ll also need a few other supplies:
– Fusible web, I like wonder under – Fusible fleece,
• both need to be cut to the same size as your artwork, not the size of the canvas
• You can purchase these in the sewing section of your local walmart and most local sewing
stores – An iron
– A staple gun • Position your art on top on the canvas
and trim it down. • Leave enough material to wrap to the back
of your canvas. • Place the wonder under, rough side facing
down on the back side of your art. • Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s
directions in regards to heat and steam – No Steam!
• Once cool to the touch, peel the release paper.
• Center the fusible fleece over the canvas • Fuse the
fleece to the front of the canvas.
• I like to use a tailor’s ham or book under the open part of
the canvas to make a nice ironing surface.
• Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions in regards to heat and steam – No
Steam! • Cut off the corners.
• Carefully position the art over the fleece, centering it as desired.
• Fuse the art to the fleece. Again using that tailor’s ham or book.
• Flip you canvas. • Pull each of the four corners up and fuse
them down. • Trim the
corners where they overlap into the middle
• Cut the material along each side, almost to the corner. Leave just a bit connected.
• I like to put my finger on the corner to keep from cutting too far.
• Tuck in the material near the corners creating little pleat
• Pull the edge of that pleat to the corner of the canvas to create a clean flat look
• Iron the side of the canvas, securing those pleats.
• You can cut back some of the fleece to reduce the bulk.
• Pull each flap in to the wood and iron it down, making sure the corners are cleanly
folded. • Trim away any excess material
• Re-press all the flaps of fabric to the wood.
• Give the sides one more good press • You can add a few staples at the corners
to make sure you’ve really secured things. • VOILA!
• That’s it! You did it! • Okay! Next time we’ll be turning something
special into framed artwork. • Make sure you subscribe here or on my
blog so you don’t miss it! • If you like this dress form design you
can find it in my shop – which you’ll find in the links below.
• See you soon!