Watch This Video on How To Create Painted Canvas Art Like The Pros The Easy Way
Looking for a great way to add a touch of color and personality to your design space. Then here is a fun, cool idea on how to create painted canvas art that you can use in your home, office or art-space. There is no limit to what you can do with a canvas and some color. You don’t have to be an artist, graffiti artiste, graphic designer or illustrator to create mind-blowing , beautiful and expensive looking art pieces. You can do painted canvas art in order to add style, life and a pop of color to your surroundings or use it as an exercise to pass time. This is a fun, quick easy exercise you can do with friends or family by teaching your child to be an ‘out of the box’ artistic thinker from an early age.
Visit any arts store, haberdashery or related stores to find blank canvases or drop-cloth to begin with. They are very easy to acquire and definitely affordable. Buy more than you need so that you will always have an excess rather than less of the material you need. Start by spreading the drop-cloth on a flat table and ensure that it lies completely flat. Fray the edges as described or shown in the video for it to have a more rustic, natural and artistic feel. This important tip is the number one secret that most artists use in their work depending on the theme of the design
The next step is to always give the cloth a coat of primer. When dry, this adds as a supporting medium to the cloth that the paint can rest on. You can use your paint roller to easily spread the coating all over the cloth so that you get a nice even coat. Tip number one when doing this is to always have a second piece of cloth beneath that may soak up the excess paint which can seep through the cloth and interfere with your design. The goal is to have a professional look; not something messy and undesirable.
You can choose three shades of paint in the same color category or choose whichever group of colors you may like to best suit your taste. You want to create the look, feel and effect that you may desire by choosing colors carefully. For example, if you desire a warm bright feel then choose light warm colors in the yellow, orange and light blue or aqua green range to name a few.
This will be the most fun part for you and your ‘partner in paint’ . You can use a plastic cup or any disposable container for paint application. Just simply pour the paint into the vessel from the can and then pour over canvas as shown and explained in the video. There is no particular way to do this so you can explore and play around with pouring, swirling or swishing paint onto your canvas. Have fun and use a brush to splatter paint so that you can create your own original art. Start pouring with darker shades first before using lighter shades when applying color. Starting off with less is better than adding to much at once because you can always add more later
Fold your canvas drop cloth in half after you have applied your paint. Lightly pat on the fold in order to ensure both halves have touched each other. You do not require more than 20 seconds of patting the design together. This ensures you avoid over-mixing, smudges and smears of the paint. Avoid these issues as much as possible
Unfold your canvas drop cloth after the allotted time and patting to reveal your creation. This is quick, simple and easy to do. The special advantage is that you can always add more after opening up the cloth if you always want to add something more. This can be either more paint, other colors of paint, sparkles, airbrush touches (after it dries) or any other ingenuitive ways of personalizing your art even more.
Voila, there you have it. Beautifully created and ready to be advertised. This is something anyone can do and you don’t even need to be an amateur much less a Pro. Check out these and many other beautiful creations here on thirdgirltreehouse.com. You don’t want to miss out!