So, we’re in the process of remodeling some of the older “historical” type cabins at Mitchell Creek Marina and noticed how expensive simple wall art has become.
We found this beautiful, watery, peaceful feeling pillow, which led to our inspiration for this craft! We bought a pack of 2 – 16 x 20 canvas’s for only $7.99 and with the 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby made the total $4.80, just $2.40 a piece.
We purchased a stencil for the design aspect along with paint (99 cents each) and some sponge brushes ($1.33 for 3 brushes!) We did two different styles, one with a solid background and the other with a stenciled background.
You can do absolutely anything! Chevron would be super cute too! Our total cost: $8.13 for both, that’s $4 for a handcrafted piece of art!!!
Creating Wall Art
Step 1: Buy your supplies;
- Canvas (2 pack at Hobby Lobby)
- Stencil (If you chose to have a design background)
- Acrylic Paint (Your choice of color)
Step 2: Paint your canvas using a repetitive stroke in the same moving position. (Vertical or horizontal, whichever feels most comfortable to you.) We used a stencil to create the tile design, and painted a solid background on the other.
Step 3: Print a design from the computer (cardstock is most durable) to create the center shape. Paint it a contrasting color; in this case we used turquoise. The shape we used is called Benelux. Just “Google” it, print it, cut it out, and use it to trace onto your canvas and paint.
Step 4: You can write or stencil letters inside the frame part or leave it blank. It’s completely up to you. I stenciled the word “Relax” onto one and free-handed it on the other. Helpful Hint: Make sure you allow enough time for the paint to dry after each step.
Regardless, the only key to doing this craft is to have fun and enjoy good company!