Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DIY Canvas Art

I've been looking for art for a while and am having trouble finding anything that I really love (or that doesn't cost a fortune!), so I decided to take a stab at DIYing something.

I picked up some canvas boards and some Martha Stewart stencils and got down to business.



I used the Martha Stewart brand Multi-Surface Acrylic paints.  I love them!  They come in so many great colors and literally work on any surface.  The paint worked really well with the foam brush I had too.

I decided to create 4 different canvas panels. I taped the stencils onto the canvas and got to work.




I mixed and matched colors and patterns and ended up with these 4 panels.



So simple and easy to do!  I think I'm going to hang these in my dining room  (which is now off limits).   Guys are in there refinishing the hardwoods. :))

17 comments:

  1. These turned out beautifully! I'm so jealous of anyone who can stencil! I love the colors as well. Happily following you via GFC and looking forward to seeing what you do next. Found you over at 2 Yellow Birds Decor. Great project!

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    1. Hi Danni, thanks! It was my first time stenciling and needless to say there are not "perfect" but that's ok. It was a great little project to start learning.

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  2. Those are so pretty!!! I love all the colors! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  3. These are so great. I love the color combinations, I'm pinning them. :)

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  4. Those look awesome! I saw those same stencils at Michael's and almost bought them a few weeks ago. Now that I've seen what you've done I might have to go back and pick them up! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  5. Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this today and pinning it on Pinterest! come on over and grab a button!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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    1. Hi Amy, awesome! Thanks so much for the feature. :)

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  6. Found your blog from Whimsy Wednesday. Great job! I love the grey and yellow together. I am thinking of doing this in my master bedroom. I found a lampshade at Walmart that matches one of the Martha Stewart stencils (the circle/starburst one), so I want to make some coordinating artwork. Thanks for sharing.
    Christa

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    1. Hi Christa, thanks! You should totally try it. It was so easy!

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  7. I know I have commented on this before, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your cute art at today's link party! Wahoo!!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/04/thursdays-temptation-15-fabulous.html
    Jill

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  8. Love them!! They look great Jess.

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  9. These are fabulous. Great color and stencil choices. Think I'll be copying.

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  10. Are the canvas's painted also or is that fabric?

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  11. Are the canvas's painted also or is that fabric?

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