You know what I’m not good at?
I mean, really…if you need anything painted, like, AT ALL, with any sort of detail or accuracy…call someone else.
But it’s still fun, you know?
So a few weeks ago, when my daughter was painting up a storm, I grabbed a black canvas I’d had in my craft arsenal and painted her a little sign.
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Here’s what you need to make your own DIY canvas art (and it could say anything! “I Like You” was just the first thing I thought of).
- Black canvas art panels – I bought mine on sale at Michaels, but these would also do the trick.
- Round craft sponge – I used the one in this kit (this is a great starter kit if you’re looking for some very multi-purpose and inexpensive brushes to have on-hand)
- Fine point paint brush (again, this kit includes what you would need)
- Metallic gold craft paint
- White craft paint or a white paint pen
Squeeze some of the gold paint onto a piece of foil. Using your circular foam sponge, dab the paint onto the canvas. The canvas will soak up some of the paint, and it’s difficult to reapply exactly to the same spot, so use a generous amount (but not TOO much, or it will make a mess…my recommendation is to make a couple of practice circles first on another canvas or even a piece of cardboard).
Apply the circles randomly (you can’t mess this up!).
When they have completely dried (if you don’t let them dry, they will smear when you paint over them), use your pencil to write out your words. Because you can’t really erase it, draw lightly.
Squeeze some white paint onto your foil and, using your fine point paintbrush, start tracing over your letters. You might need to trace each letter a few times as the canvas will soak up the paint a bit (same if you use a paint pen).
Let it dry, and VOILA. You’re all done!
I might not be handy with a paintbrush, but I am happy with the way this turned out!
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