DIY Wall Art Anyone Can Make – We've lived in our new house almost a year and a half now. Like most people, we did all the big updates first and now we're just making tweaks here and there. Our en suite bathroom is a monotone cream colour and while it looks clean and simple it also looks a tiny bit boring. I figure it's just Michael and I who ever see it but even for us it needed a little something. Michael is one of those guys who likes to have a say in how the house is decorated – no pinks or floral's for him. We decided that instead of painting the bathroom, we'll try to bring in more colour with accent pieces, so to start things off I decided I could make a quick and easy canvas wall art.
This is something anyone can do… no artist talent needed for this project. Oh, and did I mention this is super cheap to make too.
- 3-4 different colours of paint (I used cheap acrylic paint from Michaels – $1.99 a tube)
- 1 colour of paint for the base and a brush to apply it
- Canvas (again, I got this for about $5 at Michaels)
- Circular pouncers (mine where Martha Stewart pouncers)
- Hanging supplies (hammer, nail, string/wire, staples)
- Lay your canvas on some old newspaper and paint the entire thing with your base colour – I used a warm white colour. Allow to dry.
- Starting with your largest pouncer, dab into paint and then onto canvas – mainly at the top and spread out. Now, use the next largest pouncer and do the same thing but go down the canvas a little bit more. Carry this on with all the pouncer sizes until you're using the smallest pouncer sporadically at the bottom of the canvas. Make sure not to go right to the bottom of the canvas (unless this is a look you want).
- Repeat this same process with all your paint colours.
- When everything is dry I reapplied some of the first colours I used again, just so they weren't buried underneath all the other paint and to fill in any open spots.
- Allow to completely dry.
- Staple string/wire evenly across the back of the canvas. Put a nail in the wall where you'd like the wall art and then hang the canvas.