A) Use a project knife to cut the canvas loose from the back of the frame. Remove the canvas and set aside.
Use a hammer to flatten the staples so they are flush with the wood frame. This will be the back of the frame.
Apply double-sided tape to the back of the frame.
Flip the frame over to the front and center it over the canvas. Press the frame onto the canvas.
Use a project knife to cut around the frame and remove the extra canvas.
Your frame is now ready to paint!
Cover the frame and canvas with black chalkboard paint. Let dry.
Use sandpaper to distress the edges of the frame.
Print out the template. Make a photocopy, if necessary. Note: If you have an inkjet printer, the ink will bleed when you apply the coffee. You will need to make a photocopy of the print before completing the rest of the craft. If you have a laser printer, you won't need to make any copies.
Brew a cup of coffee and let it cool.
Use a paint brush to apply coffee to the paper.
A) Add another layer of coffee stain if you’d like. You can add drips and splatters, too!
Apply a thin layer of deco podge onto the back of your paper. Note: Work quickly so it does not dry out.
Lay the paper face-up onto the framed canvas.
Use your fingers to press the paper onto the canvas, smoothing it out and removing any air bubbles.
Apply a thin layer of deco podge over the whole front of the canvas and paper. Let dry.