Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wall Art

Of all the rooms in our home the master bedroom has seen the least love. I decided it is finally time to give it a makeover. Nothing big, we don't have time to paint the room, so I thought I'd make some art to hang over the head board. I had a couple of painted canvasses that were sitting in the garage, instead of buying new ones I decided to reuse them.
Here's a little step by step tutorial on how to make inexpensive wall art using old canvasses.

used canvasses
paint (I used acrylic craft paint)
sponge brushes
various size paint brushes
white glue

Step 1: Cover canvas in newspaper using watered down white glue and a sponge brush. Smooth out bubbled areas. (Leave a few bubbles to create texture) Allow to dry completely.

Step 2: Prime the newspaper covered canvas in white paint.

Step 3: Paint background colors. I watered down some of the colors and painted them with a sponge brush. Allow paint to dry.

Step 4: Draw image or wording on to canvas with chalk.

Step 5: Paint in image. Allow to dry.

Step 6: Use watered down paints to paint a layer over the image. Allow to dry.

Step 7: Hang on wall and enjoy :)

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