I chose to use chalk paint in “Charcoal” to paint the canvas. I loved the rich tones and thought it would be a great backdrop for my vintage mermaid Prima decor transfer.
Prima Vintage Mermaid Wall Art
**This post was sponsored by Prima. However, all opinions are my own. **
I wanted to create coastal wall art that had a vintage vibe and found the perfect mermaid design from Prima. Prima designs can be used on a variety of surfaces including directly to walls, furniture and in this case, canvas.
Step One- Paint the Canvas
Step Two- Weathered Effect
After the canvas was covered, I used a paper towel and alternated between wiping and dabbing to achieve a weathered look. I then allowed the canvas to dry according to the Prima Decor Transfer recommendation, before I added the decor transfer.
Step Three- Apply Prima Decor Transfer
I began by laying out the Prima decor transfer, which came in three pieces, on top of my canvas. I wanted to make sure that the design would be evenly spaced around the edges.
Step Four- Apply top piece
I then used painters tape to hold the first piece in place, down the middle of the Prima decor transfer. Using the hinge method, I started on the left side of the decor transfer I pulled the paper backing off. Using the enclosed wooden stick to rub the decor transfer according to the instructions, and continued to pull the paper and rub the Prima decor transfer until attached.
Step Five- Add middle piece
Once the top part of the Prima decor transfer was in place, I removed the paper backing, lined up the middle section and matched up to the design already on the canvas. Unlike other decor transfers, as long as you haven’t started applying the transfer with the wooden stick, you can move the design to match up until you are happy with the placement.
Step Six- Add bottom piece
I continued the same steps as above for the third and final piece of this mermaid Prima decor transfer.
Step Seven- Add Embellishment
To give an additional coastal touch, I added a strand of thick jute rope to the edge of the canvas using a glue gun. I started at the bottom left corner and worked around the canvas.
Overall the Prima decor transfer was easy to work with. It did take some time to get the entire transfer onto the surface, but it was also a large design. The instructions inside the packaging were easy to follow, and overall I felt the design turned out just like the picture.
Love this piece!
Prima decor transfers come in a variety of colors and patterns perfect for your style of decor. I am loving the way that this vintage mermaid wall art looks in my home.
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