DIY Wall Art

First, let me apologize. I should have taken way more photos when I was making these, and I just didn’t. My bad, everyone!! Luckily I did take a few. So work with me.

Sometimes I make things for my kid’s rooms. Not necessarily because I can’t just buy what I want, but because I enjoy making things that are unique and special for my sweet babes.

For whatever reason, canvas art has been one of those things that I make for both kids. This particular idea was an experiment; and quite honestly I wasn’t sure if they would turn out. Thankfully, however, they turned out better than I imagined! Don’t you love when that happens?

What you’ll need:

  • A canvas
  • Painters tape
  • Paint
  • Sponge brush or regular paint brush
  • A pattern or photo
  • Parchment paper

How To:

  1. Decide what you want your image(s) to be. The less detail, the better. I freehand drew mine off of several google shadow images to use as inspiration, but you can certainly print something off and cut it out.
  2. Line your parchment paper with painters tape, overlapping each strip (you want to be able to trace your image onto the tape).
  3. Trace your image onto the tape, and then cut out.
  4. Now you’ve essentially made your own “sticker”. Remove parchment paper backing, and adhere your painters tape shape to your canvas.
  5. Apply paint in random pattern. I went with a swirly effect. No need to be perfect; I love how mine turned out distressed looking!
  6. Allow to dry for about an hour, then peel away tape.
  7. Let dry overnight before hanging.

If you decide to try this DIY project, I’d love to see your results!

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