I’m all about female empowerment and what better way to instill that in my daughter than making her this easy international Women’s Day craft.
Making an International Women’s Day craft was kind of a thinker for me. I want my daughter to know that woman can be strong and unapologetic at the same time.
I wanted to make her something that affirmed to her that she should know her worth at all times. Making reverse canvases are extremely low cost and they look great in the end.
I created this easy International Women’s Day SVG file so that you can make it all on your own to remind yourself, your mother or your daughter just how strong they are.
Supplies for your International Women’s Day Craft
- Stretch Canvas
- Craft Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Cricut TrueControl Craft Knife
- Cricut Explore, Cricut Maker, or Silhouette Cameo
- Iron-On Vinyl
- Weeding Tool
- Cricut EasyPress, Heat Press, or Iron
- Heavy-Duty Staple Gun or Glue Gun
Remove the backing of your canvas. I don’t even worry about removing the staples. It’s is too hard for me to do with my fibromyalgia. Just take a craft knife and cut on the outside of the staples.
Just leave the staples in your board. They won’t show and you can glue or staple over them. Paint the wood to how you want it to look. I chose a really light grey that I had used when I made this Buffalo Check Wrapping Paper.
Lay your canvas flat and apply your weeded image. Press for the recommended time. Because I am using foil iron-on, the setting is 285 for 30 seconds and peel away the carrier sheet once your image has cooled.
It’s not extremely important to get your image exactly how you want it on the canvas at this point. You want to get it centered but it doesn’t need to be exactly straight either.
With foil iron-on, the cooler the image is, the better your foil will look. Foil Iron-On tends to wrinkle when it is peeled away using the warm method. I like to at least allow 3 minutes before I even attempt it.
Lay your wooden frame and center your image before you begin to adhere it to the canvas. Hold both the frame and the canvas material together and flip it over.
Begin to staple the canvas material back onto the wooden frame. Start on one side and then work your way around, pulling taught.
Remove any excess canvas material and then you’re done! It doesn’t need to be perfect on the back because, again, it won’t show.
This International Women’s Day craft is easy and it can be displayed year-round.
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