In all of my years of crafting and making D.I.Y. projects, I’ve never tried to make 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.
Then 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.
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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.
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.
After that, 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.