How to paint a floor canvas

Use a projector to capture classic decorative designs

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  • C. To finish the edges of the canvas fold under 1 inch on all sides.

    Fold under edges of the canvas

    E. Spencer Toy; James Carrier

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8. To finish the edges of the canvas, fold under 1 inch on all sides. For a mitered edge, use scissors to cut a triangle out of each corner. Use fabric glue to secure the folds (C).


Used bookstores are a great place to hunt for inexpensive books containing decorative patterns.

If you are tracing your pattern onto a dark color, use a white pencil.

If your canvas starts to warp or wrinkle, roll it firmly around a gift-wrap tube and leave it for several hours.

To give the floor coverings added durability, apply at least three coats of varnish.

When finishing the edges of the canvas, use books as weights to keep edges folded under while the fabric glue dries.

Put a thin foam pad under your finished mat to keep it from slipping.


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