Did you know that you can paint a DIY art over a canvas that you already have and do not use anymore? If you do not have a canvas already, you can purchase one from a thrift store for only a couple of dollars. I am going to show you how to create DIY art by painting over a thrifted canvas.
I am participating in the At Home DIY challenge where over 30 bloggers are challenged to do a different DIY project every month. This challenge is where we take an item from a thrift store and create something different. I wanted to show how you can purchase an item and change it into something prettier and something that will work in your home.
I like to change up the art in my home often, but it can be expensive. I also like to create my own art but new canvases from the arts and craft store can also be expensive. I like to use the thick canvases rather than the thin ones but the thicker ones cost a lot more so I always look for the thick canvas art when I go to the thrift store. I may not have an idea for what I am going to do with it but I know that I will want to create something for my walls eventually.
I found this art on a thick canvas at the thrift store and it was under $5. It is in good condition and I knew that I could paint over this art piece.
I am drawn to the simple art painted on canvases that I have been seeing while shopping in retail stores. I love color and I know that by creating my own art, I can use the colors that I like and already use in my home.
Paint your canvas with Gesso white canvas primer. It usually takes 2 coats but it will cover the original art well. I painted the gesso thick so that my art would have some texture.
I hardly ever paint on canvas with house paint but I use the color Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore throughout my home so I used this paint for the bottom half of the art. You can use any color craft paint that you would like. I did not paint the bottom half with texture. I painted a smooth coat of the blue on the canvas.
After the painting dried, I took a flat paintbrush and painted a line between the two colors with metallic gold craft paint.
Reasons I love creating my own art.
I made it myself!
It cost me less than $5 because I already had the paint.
When I become tired of it, I can get rid of it without any guilt.
If I want to change it up, I can paint over it.
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