Canvas Checkerboard Game
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 12"x12" canvas panel
- 1/2" yd pleather vinyl
- Velcro brand sticky-back tape
- 4 pkgs brass decorative tacks
- 24 wood circles
- Patterned papers: crackle, burlap, brown crocodile, cognac crocodile
- Acrylic paint to match paper for wooden game pieces, paintbrush
- Creamy brown ink pad
- Circle punch
- Corner punch
- Paper trimmer
- Gluestick & tacky glue
- Decoupage medium
- Ink edges of canvas where vinyl edges & paper checkerboard surface will meet.
- Cut a 4"-wide vinyl strip long enough to wrap around sides of canvas. Fold long edge over 1/2". Begin tacking near top edge of canvas. Leave the first few inches untacked. Continue around; overlap with the first edge.
- Cut 10-1/2" square of vinyl for a storage flap on the back of the canvas. On the back, tack 2 adjacent sides of a square to the wood, layered with excess vinyl that wrapped sides of the canvas. Tack down the other sides of the side-wrap vinyl, leaving two adjacent sides of flap unattached.
- Cut Velcro strips in half lengthwise. Attach the loop half to the 2 remaining edges of the flap. Attach the hook half of the Velcro strip to the wood.
- Paint the wood circles, 12 in each light & dark color to match papers. Punch matching circles from crocodile pattern papers and glue to wood circles with tacky glue.
- To make the checkerboard pattern, position the paper on the canvas panel and trim if necessary for a good fit. Cut squares of burlap paper just shy of 1-1/2" each. Ink edges of the burlap paper to conceal white edge. Glue squares into place with gluestick.
- Round the corners of the finished design and ink the edges. Glue to the canvas panel with gluestick, smoothing the surface carefully. Cover with a coat of decoupage medium for a more durable finish.