" All About the Details: DIY Tuesday [Painted Canvas Art]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY Tuesday [Painted Canvas Art]

 I'm currently working on my fall mantel which I will debut here on the first day of fall. I am VERY excited about it all; fall, pumpkins, cool crisp air.... and my first home with a mantel to decorate!!!

Ok now for some painted canvas art!

I was thinking of something fun I could do with the kids that would look good on my mantel... I saw this on pinterest [the pin] (where else?) and I immediately knew I had to do this with the twins.

Quick DIY: 

You'll Need:
  1. Craft Paint:  Black, Orange and White
  2. Letter Stickers
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Canvas (8x8)
  5. Little Feet (not pictured here....)

I painted Orange where I was going to place my BOO! Stickers...

After the paint has dried....
Place your stickers.... (I did a little over kill with the orange but eh)

Paint your canvas... Black! Over the stickers...  I totally held my breath as I painted over these!

Let your canvas completely dry... I did two coats of black paint....

Here's the fun part... you'll need these

and these

SO I'd love to show you pictures of how I painted their feet and made the footprints... HOWEVER... This operation took both me and my husband, which left no one to take pictures... 

I had envisioned both feet for both kids but we thought it would have been a little crowded so we went with one for each.... 

Here is the after:

Audree's on left and Aidan's on the right

Now... for the big reveal...... I had my fingers crossed. 

I used an knife to lift up the stickers. I took extra care to not cut the canvas or scratch the paint underneath. 

IT TOTALLY WORKED!!! And I LOVE the way it looks!
I added eyes and mouths to the ghosts and a small 2012 in the corner.

Halloween Canvas Art

Looks good on the mantel :)

More mantel pieces to come ... :)

This craft was shared with:

I'm Topsy Turvy

Live Laugh Rowe

Ginger Snap Crafts

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