diy: canvas art

I was having a bit of a spring clean the other day and found an unused canvas amongst all my junk. Armed with some pretty new tubes of paint, I decided to flex a creative muscle or two and create my own decorative canvas art. It’s a little bit Pop Art and incorporates my obsession for stripes and glitter. It’s not a hard project, just time consuming as you’re constantly waiting for different layers of paint to dry. I started by painting the canvas pink and then following with strips of red, blue, and white. I marked the lines up with a pencil and ruler, and used masking tape to create clean edges while painting. After the paint was all dry, I then painted a strip of glue on and sprinkled glitter over the top. After the glitter dried, I shook off the excess flecks and sprayed the canvas with a gloss sealer. Now I’ve just got to find a place on my wall that needs brightening up.


  1. muchlove April 24, 2013

    so creative! The glitter adds a fun touch to it.

    I've been thinking of buying a small canvas and doing some art myself (but have yet decided what)

    • soph (owl vs. dove) April 29, 2013

      I'd love to see what you come up with. With this one I kind of bought all the elements separately and then one day decided to see if they'd all go together haha.

  2. Mary April 24, 2013

    Oh that is beautiful! I love the glitter – it just brings it all together x

  3. andrea miller May 16, 2013

    Wow, it's an amazing canvas art made by you, you did worth admirable work, this is really a great DIY canvas print i have never seen before, color selection is great and the glitter has improved the attraction of this canvas, i love this canvas, many thanks for sharing..

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