I got another BOGO deal on canvas at Michaels a couple of weeks ago. It’s always good to have some on hand for a spur of the moment art project. For this one, I wanted to make something that started out with just being a colorful canvas and continue to build on that. I picked out my color scheme (reds, pinks and gold) and just painted a fun, messy pattern.
The next step was to paint white on top. I decided to go with a chevron pattern. I was out of painters tape, so I used return address labels. I made several rows of the chevron pattern and stuck them on. [They are upside down for this picture just because they were printed with my address I didn’t have any blank ones.]
I then painted white acrylic paint on top.
I should have used spray paint, because paint did get under some of the labels. The lines were not as crisp and even as I would have liked.
I decided to touch up the paint job and thicken some of the segments where the lines were too thin. I then outlined the chevron stripes with a gold paint pen.
The lines still aren’t perfect, but I love the gold outline. It felt like something was missing, though. There needed to be something in the middle. I grabbed some rhinestones and made a heart.
This was better, but I didn’t like that you could see the hot glue in between the stones. I dabbed some Elmers glue in the holes and sprinkled on some red glitter.
I think it gave it a much more finished look and hit my messy gluing skills as well. Now I just need to find a place to hang it.