Sunday, July 10, 2011

Colorful Canvas Wall Art

I bought some 12x12 canvas packs at Big Lots before moving for the hubsters grad school.
I thought I would use them to modge podge decorative scrapbook paper on for a cute, cheap wall art.

While I was browsing paper selections at Micheals, I happened upon a cardstock lace pattern,
Similar to this one:

 I immediately knew exactly what I was going to do!

I painted the canvases bright solid colors to match my pillows and curtains.

Then I took the cardstock paper and placed it on top of one of the canvases
I used it as a stencil and painted black paint over it

(at first I tried spray painting the black, but then found I got cleaner lines if I just used a stencil brush and did it by hand)

It was exactly what I had envisioned!
I painted 5 canvases
5 different colors
with the same stencil
then hung them above my TV.


Here's an up close of one:

And the whole group:


I think they go well with my green TV stand! :)
(Yes, that is a picture of my family on the TV screen, I didn't put it there on purpose, it's the home screen on my husband's PS3 that he had on)

 This is the way I bring color into my rented, white walls house!
Being in this room makes me happy!

Do you need to add some color to your home?


44 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! You've inspired me to try something similar.

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  2. Wow I'm so glad I found this. I saw your dresser linked at Vintage Revivals & came by to check it out cuz I want to paint some stuff that color. But I totally have the renters white wall problem so I actually just finished a blue dresser as a tv stand & this wall art will work perfect with it, thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful. Love the colors. If you get a chance I would love you to link your wall art up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts tonight and lasts through Wednesday. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  5. So clever!! I love the bright colors you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. This is great! I love the bold colors, what a perfect way to introduce color into your space!

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  7. It does look goos with your TV stand! I think they turned out beautifully. I am putting this idea on my Blog Bucket list.

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  9. Great idea! Love it!
    Ky
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  10. How did you make the paper into a stencil?

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  11. These are so cool! Did you cut out the paper to make it into a stencil or was it already cut out?

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  12. The paper was already cut out that way. I found it in the open stock section at Michaels.

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  14. i love your idea, i recently started doing my own art work on canvas, an idea I got from my niece and they are really fun. I will try with stencil now, thanks, very nice,

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