Good evening, savvy savers! For me, one of my favorite memories as a child surrounds weekends full of drawing, painting, and crafting. I would spend hours creating masterpiece after masterpiece, in an attempt to find new perspectives on how to liven up our family refrigerator and my bedroom bulletin board each week! As an adult, these lighthearted pursuits have not changed all that much, as crafting, and specifically DIY crafting and upcycling, still hold a special place in my heart!
So, for this weeks Throwback Thursday post, I am sharing with you one of my in-home art projects, my bedroom DIY Masking Tape Modern Art Canvases!
A few months ago, when I started redecorating my master bedroom, needed a series of canvases for a small built-in wall nook and so my $3.00 Modern Wall Art was born!
- 3-Pack of white, untreated canvases, $3.99
- Pint of Paint
- Masking Tape
- Bristle Paint Brush
- Velcro Hanging Strips
I created this look by:
- I started by placing three $1.00 canvases, side-by-side, on a newspaper covered table. I purchased canvases as a 3-pack from Joann’s with a coupon, for only $3.99; each canvas measures 11×14.
- I then layed down one inch strips of masking tape, both horizontal and vertically, firmly across the canvases to help secure the canvases in place as a unit.
- I then continued to lay out strips of masking tape until a pattern emerged that I liked.
- Next, I painting the canvases in a coordinating hue, which in my case was a Sherwin Williams paint sample, in caramel spice; each canvas will need two coats; there should be a two hour wait time between each coat.
- Once the canvases dried, I carefully removed the tape, used a white fabric pen to correct any flaws.
- The canvases are hung with Velcros strips. Each canvas was placed one and a half inches apart on the wall, to create distance and depth continuation; I used three strips of Velcro on the back of each canvas.
The effect if rather neat, in my opinion! I love that the cream-on-white colors pattern, offsets the existing color palette of my built-in shelving unit. I like that the look can be changed, and that the canvases are modern enough to please my husband, but neutral enough to match my more eclectic, yet neutral sensibilities!
Sure, this may seem simplistic for someone with one of her two degrees in Art History, but I like it just the same!
Here’s to art, for art’s sake!