I’ve often walked by those sheets of plastic mesh in Michaels or JoAnn’s and wondered what on earth people do with them. Then I saw this (below) in the November/December 2014 issue of Marie Claire Idées (it’s French). Did you happen to see it? It was a particularly beautiful issue, but these plastic canvas tags alone made me want to buy it.
They also inspired my purrfect kitty tag (shown on top of post pinned to a stretched piece of linen that I found at Michaels) and column of hearts bookmark. I used a clear piece of 10-count (10 squares per linear inch) plastic canvas with a fine weight cotton yarn from the Lion Brand bonbons sets worked in tent stitch.
It’s easy to work out your designs using graph paper. I didn’t have any, but I remembered this website recommended by Samantha’s teacher. You can use it to print graph paper to match whatever size mesh you are using. This isn’t critical, but I liked being able to plot my designs in actual size.
These were easy and fun. Well, once I figured out what I wanted to do anyway. Have you ever worked with plastic canvas before?