Weekend project: Paint a floor canvas

Use a projector to capture classic decorative designs, then turn them into a floor mat that pops

Rolling paint on a canvas mat
E. Spencer Toy; James Carrier

Steps 1 - 3

1. Lay out a preprimed canvas with a 1-inch allowance on all sides for finishing the edges. We started with 3- by 5-foot canvases (about $8-$10 each at an art-supply store).

2. With a foam paint roller, apply one coat of acrylic latex paint for your background color. Be sure to cover the entire front of the canvas. Allow to dry completely.

3. Using a sturdy, nonmarring tape, hang your canvas on a flat, vertical surface in a room that can be darkened, so the projected image will be easier to see. 

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