Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints
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Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints

In all of my years of crafting and making D.I.Y. projects, I’ve never tried to make a canvas art before.  I was cleaning out the kid’s toy box and in it, I had tons of oil paints that they’ve never used so I got them out and a blank canvas I had bought that was just sitting on the shelf in their closet, and I decided to see what I could come up with.  Now, keep in mind, I’ve never done this before, but I am kind of proud of how it turned out.  The girls love it on their wall so that’s what’s most important to me anyhow.

I used a blank canvas that I bought at Amazon before I ever moved into my new apartment.   And as I mentioned some paints I already had on hand as well as an acrylic ruler I knew would be easy to clean when I was finished.  So it didn’t cost me anything to make the canvas wall art except for the $1 decal I overlaid it with, that I bought at Dollar General.

To start with, I painted the canvas with the blue I wanted to feature on this.  I used acrylic permanent paint and I let it dry for 24+ hours.  Next, I applied globs of oil paint on one side.  Globs sound strange but I don’t know any other way to say it so globs it is.

Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints

I then used the ruler to scrape the paints all the way across.  I then applied oil paints in between on the opposite side and did the same thing.

Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints

I let the oil paints dry for 48 hours before I applied more of the blue acrylic paint which I wanted to be the main feature color.

Now, unfortunately,  the photos of me applying the blue acrylic paint are not available but I did the same thing with it (I used a different memory card and my fat cat chewed on it).  I added globs of the paint in between the colors and just slid the ruler across the canvas until I was satisfied with the results.  It looks like amateur wall art, but an amateur is what I am.  I can’t wait to get more experience though in creating more canvas wall art for my cozy little apartment.

Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints

Easy D.I.Y. Canvas Wall Art Using Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints

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