This week I am highlighting this creative canvas art project that I did a little bit ago. I don’t have step by step pictures, but I promise I will start some new projects for y’all, and there will be many photos to accompany them! I was inspired yet again by an art piece on Pinterest, and I knew it would look great in my living room. I really had to find a fast and easy project because there were these weird brush strokes in the paint on my living room wall and it kind of looked like a pair of giant eyes….creeeepy. It made me feel like the house was possessed and some ghost was watching me through the eerie eyes, so I had to do something about it.
For this project, you will need canvas (as many as you want), acrylic paint, paint brushes, and some tape (masking tape, blue painter’s tape, etc.). Start by picking out the colors you want to use. I’m going for a tan, green, and light blue scheme in my living room (now I have decided to give the blue color the axe, so when I change up this piece, I’ll do a story on it!), but you can pick any colors you want. First, on the plain white canvas, line up some pieces of tape overlapping each other in a design that you think looks cool. You can cut the tape off at the edges of the front of the canvas, or wrap it around the edges of the canvas. On mine, I wanted to continue the lines over the edges of the canvas because it gives the paintings some depth. The next step is to just paint over the whole canvas. You can paint one color over the whole canvas, or in my case, I decided to mix up the colors and add some sections of different colors to make them a bit more interesting. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape, and there you have it! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
One thing that makes mine a bit different is that I used blue painters tape. I thought that it would adhere better than masking tape when, in fact, it did the exact opposite. BUT, it made the edges of each of the colors look kind of imperfect as you can see in this photo.
I thought it made it look even cooler than a perfectly straight line would have been. It looks rough and edgy, I love it. Another way you can make yours different is by using more lines, or skinnier pieces of tape, or you can spell something with the tape. You can also paint the canvas one color BEFORE you put the tape over, that way the first color will show through instead of the plain white canvas. I mean, the possibilities are endless. Doing these silhouette type paintings are so easy and have a really cool effect on the canvas. Make it yours, and have fun with it!