DIY Canvas art is a fun and easy way to jazz up your craft area or give away as gifts! Today I have two to share thanks to the Altenew Level 2 educator program. I was challenged to create some form of home decor and tag. I tossed around a lot of ideas but to keep the focus on my tagline of “simply cardmaking” I decided to create some canvas art for my craft room. I created two. Let’s first start with the rainbow. All the supplies I used are linked at the end of the blog post.
I die cut a ton of triangles and cut some of them up in smaller shapes and then adhered them down to the canvas using matte mod podge. Once dry, I applied two coats of Gesso. Gesso is a great primer and creates a smooth surface for inks, and in my case, metallic sprays to move on.
Once the gesso was dry, I sprayed the top of the canvas very heavily with multiple colors of the sprays.. Then I stood the canvas upright and banged it on the table to get the drip marks! 🙂 So not only do I have the dimension of the triangles, but I also have the shimmer from the sprays…..
I used the remaining spray on the table and pressed my cardstock into it to create the two tags! Always use the left overs!
The next one is fun too! I adhered the dotted washi tape to the canvas (next time tho add some mod podge to the canvas and then add the washi to prevent bubbling). I applied a coat of mod podge over the top and sides so the washi wouldn’t lift. Then I adhered various triangles I cut with my Scan N Cut and the Recollections patterned paper from Altenew to the canvas. I added a bit of gesso here and there for a more artistic feel.
Two canvas, very different but both very simple to make.
And here it is, hanging up in my craft room. 🙂