How to Make Coloring Canvas Art

with Brick® 600 Heat Transfer Vinyl

One of my favorite things to keep stocked in my craft room are art canvases of all shapes and sizes. Michaels craft stores even sells them in big packs! You can make so many things with them like: Hot Mess Canvas Art with EasyPSV®, Reverse Canvas Art with HTV, your own chalkboard, and so much more! Today we’re going to go over one more thing you can make with it: A Coloring Canvas!

Supplies for a Coloring Canvas

  • Stretched Canvas
  • Exacto Knife
  • Paint (or stain) and Paintbrush
  • Brick® 600 heat transfer vinyl
  • Your favorite vinyl cutter
  • The FREE CUT FILE at the end of this post
  • Siser® Weeder
  • Heat Press or Home Iron
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Binder Clips
  • Markers


Step 1: Take Stretched Canvas Apart

I’ve gone over the steps for disassembling a canvas before, check out this post for the details. If you’re an experienced reverse canvas crafter, then you can just keep on reading!


Step 2: Cut and Weed Brick® 600 HTV

Brick is our thickest heat transfer vinyl, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad! Many people love Brick for hats, left chests, and sock grips. On an art canvas the raised HTV creates a cool effect and keeps the kids coloring in the lines. If you don’t have Brick on hand though, you could use an HTV! Recommended cut settings for every Siser® vinyl can be found on our website and app.

Cutting Brick 600 HTV on the Cricut Explore Air 2


Step 3: Heat Apply Brick® 600 to Canvas

Heat Press– Time: 20 seconds, Temperature: 311°F, Pressure: Medium, Peel: Cold

Home Iron– Time: 20 seconds, Setting: Cotton, Pressure: Medium, Peel: Cold

EasyPress– Time: 20 seconds, Temperature: 341°F, Pressure: Medium, Peel: Cold

How to heat apply Brick 600 heat transfer vinyl to cotton canvas


Step 4: Re-assemble the Coloring Canvas

Use your glue gun and binder clips to re-attach the canvas to the frame. Then you can slice the excess off with a craft knife.

Re-assemble the canvas and frame with a hot glue gun

Trim the excess canvas with a craft knife.








Step 5: Color it in!

Grab your markers and go to town- your coloring canvas is almost complete! You may need to use skinny markers if you want to color inside the letters, or use a larger art canvas so you can make the design a bit bigger.

Color in your new reverse coloring canvas with markers.


Step 6: Display your Coloring Canvas

Hang it up, set it on a shelf, or show it off in your next Zoom meeting.

Display your reverse coloring canvas when it's done.


Step 7: Make Your Own Coloring Canvas

I originally made this cute file with a sorority in mind. That’s why the pots say “big” and “lil” but I thought the cut file also applied to what’s going on right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re stuck with someone, this may be a fun way to commemorate this historic moment in time or just a good way to de-stress. Either way, you can make your own with the FREE CUT FILE. You can decide if you want to remove the “big” and “lil” or leave them there if the siblings are coloring!

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Turn your reverse canvas into a coloring canvas with Brick® 600 Heat Transfer Vinyl! The FREE CUT FILE is perfect those STUCK at home in quarantine.