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. This is 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. You can purchase an inexpensive 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. New canvases from the arts and craft store can also be expensive. Thicker canvases are better 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.
Here is the thick canvas at the thrift store and it was under $5. It is in good condition and I know that I can 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. Therefore, 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 paint the gesso thick so that my art would have some texture.
Using regular craft paint, I paint the top half of the painting and I paint it on thick to give it more texture. I use beige craft paint but you could use any color that you would like.
Leftover paint from a previous project in the color Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore is the color of the bottom of the art. It is the color used throughout my home so I use 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 dries, I took a flat paintbrush and paint a line between the two colors with metallic gold craft paint.
In conclusion, how to create diy art by painting over a thrifted canvas looks as beautiful as the art in the stores and it is special to me. You can create a beautiful home without overspending.
Reasons I love creating my own DIY 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.