Ready to craft? This project is so easy, anyone can do it. Before you start making excuses, let me tell you, I’d never painted before. Never used acrylics or done art on canvas. I can hardly even draw a straight line. Now that your excuses are gone, pick your colors and your theme and let’s get started!
Need some ideas?
Use different kinds of sticks. Maybe some cherry blossom or pussy willow. Use real or fake, colored or solids.
Maybe leave off the bird and use butterflies. You could make a really pretty seasonal decor by choosing a neutral background and changing out different branches with the seasons…
This project should take two days. Acrylics take a while to dry. Also, if you’re spray painting anything like I did, you’ll want those nice and dry before you try to add them to the canvas.
Day 1, Step 1 in creating your own three-dimensional wall art:
Paint your canvases with some acrylic paint. Be sure to put it on thicker than it looks like you’ll need because after it dries the canvas tends to show through where the paint isn’t very thick. Pick a pattern for applying the paint and stick with it. I used circular strokes to create a soft look. You could do short quick dabs to create a more choppy look.
Leave the canvases to dry and start preparing your foliage. For me, this meant separating the sticks I found in the floral department, laying them out on plastic (outside!) and spray painting them. These will need to be turned and painted again on the other side later…
If you plan to use an additional color on your canvases (I mixed some white and light grey to make the moon) you can go ahead and add that. The first coat of paint doesn’t have to be hard to add more, just stiff enough that you won’t be blending the colors. Go ahead and add anything you want. Perhaps an inspirational quote, or a word you live by. When you’re done with that, check your sticks (if you’re painting some) to see if they’re dry enough to flip and paint again.
See the final assembly tips on day two after the paint dries on Page Two!
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