For your first step you're going to apply your painters tape to the canvas. Lay it right over your white surface. You don't need to paint white stripes, just the black ones!
I had only less than one inch painters tape so I just did two strips. I'd suggest 2 inch tape if you want wide stripes like mine.
Once you have everything taped off, Just double check to make sure you're tape is stuck down in all the places. Then proceed to paint the white spaces with your black paint, don't forget the sides of the canvas too!
Don't forget to burnish very well when working with stencils on canvas! Sometimes they can be tricky. I recommend using either the outdoor vinyl (oracal 651) or Oramask 813 which is what I use for all my stenciling.
After you remove your transfer tape you'll be left with what is below. You're going to be painting all the negative space. I'm using spray paint because its super easy and you'll get less bleeding. The spray paint doesn't get under the vinyl like a brush and acrylic paint does.
Then head out and spray your sign! This just needed one coat!
Spray paint your sign! I then immediately remove my stencil. I have ZERO patience when I'm crafting!
Then you're all set!! You just need to pick out the centers of your letters and then you're left with a beautiful signs! Look at those CRISP lines!! I LOVE when that happens!
The texture almost gives it glitter affect which WAS actually my original plan actually but once I saw this I thought it was perfect the way it was! Perhaps I'll do a glitter one next!!
Because we have a stupid TV above our mantle (Thanks hubs) I added it to my shelf in my entry! Cute huh? Shelf from hobby lobby, as is...well almost everything else in the picture! I maaaaaaaaaay have a slight problem! ;)