For my new apartment, I really wanted to decorate canvases to put in my room and our living room. This was my first idea! I picked a quote that i love by C.S. Lewis, and printed it out in a downloaded font called Abbeyline (awesome name, don't ya think? ;)). Then I took my x-acto knife and cut out all the letters.
Next, I used spray adhesive to stick the letters onto the canvas. I suggest drawing lines so that your words will be level and even. Then, I took my awesome gold spray paint and sprayed the whole canvas. After that, all you have to do is wait a couple minutes and then peel the letters off. You should have an effect like so:
This is only one of my two canvases, and I can't wait to see what they'll look like hung up above my bed! I may take some white paint and touch up some of the parts where a little bit of gold got through to my letters. Anyways, this idea is genius and soooo simple it's crazy. I already have plans to make some for my friends!