There are some of us who just have a thing for crabs. I am not just talking about a thing for eating, but a thing for displaying them. This love is akin to the obsession that many have for the Maryland Flag (remember my crab on burlap, which featured both the Maryland flag and a blue crab?).
Now, I am not judging; swing by my house and you’ll find nods to those crustaceans (and the Maryland flag).
The other day, I made an easy drop cloth crab canvas thing for one of my wonderful aunts. She recently sent me some gorgeous hand-knitted and crocheted scarves, and I wanted to send her a little thanks.
So I came up with this easy drop cloth crab canvas.
The pictures will tell the story, but here are a few tips for you folks at home.
I had an old canvas, which I spray painted because I wanted to make sure the old marks didn’t show through when I covered it with the drop cloth. You could easily use a new one, but I have a little stockpile of old canvases (and I am like Captain Planet, so I reused that ish).
I then covered the canvas with the drop cloth. Staple and pull tightly, and wrap the corners like you would a present.
Before I put paint to the drop cloth, I used chalk to outline my crab. I used a google image of the crab, and freehanded it. HOWEVER, you could print out a crab, trace over it with chalk, and then place the chalk drawing down onto the canvas/drop cloth to get an outline. This is a similar technique to how some people create those gorgeous chalkboard art designs.
I might just have to make another because I like it so much.
Who else out there gets this crab obsession?