Die Cutting Mixed Media Techniques

DIY Canvas Art

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. 🙂


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  1. Great artwork Laurel! I want to give this a try too. So cool!

  2. Totally love your home decor projects! These two frame art look awesome, Laurel! I love the added textures and colorful contrast with the white! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  3. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous canvas art!!

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