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Monday, August 17, 2015

DIY Wall Art Flip -

Hi everyone.
Last month I participated in a DIY Wall Art Blog Hop with 15 other bloggers.  We had so much fun with this that we decided to do it again this month but with a bit of a spin on it.  This month's challenge was to use one of the other blogger's projects as inspiration and create a new piece of wall art from that inspiration.  Thus the DIY Wall Art Flip was born.  
Vintage, Paint and more... painted canvas with Dollar tree rub on


I love challenges and decided to make my wall art from the inspiration I got when seeing Danielle's of Old House to New Home painted canvas she did.  I made mine to go in my grand daughter's dorm room so this is also part of my series on DIY Dorm Decor.


Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Decor - a painted canvas with a wall art rub on and stenciling

I used the colors we used in the rest of her decor and you can find more of what we made here.  (I apologize for the quality of the pictures but I was painting this at night.)


Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Art - painting a canvas for a college dorm

To start this canvas I just squeezed out some turquoise craft paint onto the top half of the  canvas and began brushing it back and forth to fill all the white areas up.


Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Art - first step of the painted canvas

For the bottom half of the canvas I did the same thing.  After it was fully covered I took the same brush with the lime green and just started putting some light strokes of the paint into the blue area.  You want to do this while it is still wet so it will blend nicely.  I then took the turquoise brush and put a few strokes into the green painted area.  This was to make sure there was no definitive line between the two colors.


Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Art - 2nd step of the painted canvas

Next I took a little bit of the purple craft paint we were using for her decor and with a very dry brush I placed a few strokes into the still wet turquoise paint to give it just a bit of highlight.  ( A dry brush is obtained by dipping your brush into the paint and then taking most of the paint off with a paper towel.)  This will give you a subtle highlight and not a bold one.


Vintage, Paint and more... adding purple highlights to a painted canvas

I then used a dry brush with white craft paint and placed a few strokes into the blue and then added a few into the green as well. I was really liking the way it was coming along and decided to let it dry for a couple of days.

Vintage, Paint and more... adding white highlights to a painted canvas

I then wanted to add a bit more to this canvas since it was for a young ladies dorm room. 

Vintage, Paint and more... Dollar Store Wall Creations used on painted canvas

I had picked up this Wall Creations Transfer at the Dollar Tree quite sometime ago thinking it would look cool on something. It is actually a silver metallic sticker type transfer but I thought it would look great on this canvas.


Vintage, Paint and more... Painted wall art canvas with wall creations and stenciling

I think it looks awesome.  I simply placed it on the canvas and rubbed it down with a credit card (fancy tool).  Then I wrote the word DREAM in the small space at the bottom with puffy white paint.  I think it turned out quite perfect for a dorm room and she loves it.
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29 comments:

  1. I love it Kathy! How cool that you're making all this for your granddaughter's dorm room. Lucky girl!!

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    1. Thank you Sara - I had such a great time making it for her.

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  2. It looks wonderful! What a fun project, I might have to try this one. I loved the orginial and your spin with the dandelions is great.

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    1. Thank you so much April - I loved the original also I thought Danielle made an awesome piece of wall art. Loved her colors also.

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  3. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used!

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    1. Thank you Emily - these are the colors my grand daughter is using in her dorm room so I decided to just incorporate them in a canvas painting.

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  5. Hi, Kathy ~ I think your granddaughter will love this! The background colors are just gorgeous! My daughter heads back to school in a week and a half. Maybe I'll try to whip one up for her. :0) Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Cathy ~ I'm so sorry for spelling your name with a "K!" I think I'm going to grab myself another cup of coffee...or go take a nap.... :0) Have a great day!

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    2. Tiffany, no biggie on the spelling it's still the same name, lol. Would love to see what you come up with your painting should you do one. I think that is part of the fun - seeing how others interpret something in their own way.

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  6. Cathy this really came out just beautiful... I can see why your grandaughter loves it! She is one lucky girl to have such a sweet and talented Grandma!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy - and thank you for your sweet comments.

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  7. I love what you did with your piece of wall art! I also love how you added your touch by adding the transfer to the art! Great job!

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    1. Thank you. I had the transfer for a different project but then thought this may be the perfect way to use it. I love how it turned out also. Sometimes things just surprise you, lol....

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    1. Thanks ever so much Heidi - I'm glad you like it.

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  9. That turned out beautifully! I bet your grand daughter is going to love it for her dorm!

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    1. Thank you Erin - she has it hung up in her room already - I am thrilled she liked it.

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  10. Love this! What a great job! I love the green color :) What a fun idea for dorm decor!

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    1. Hi Meg, that color is called Kiwi Lime - a perfect green to off set the turquoise. I love the this combo and have used it in a room I put together for the grands. I had a blast making dorm decor this year - such a fun project.

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  11. LOVE THIS CATHY!!! I adore the color combination. The turquoise and green is perfect. This would be an excellent addition to any dorm room. The wall stickers addition was a great twist.

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  12. This is great! I am making something similar for my parents for Christmas. Love love love!

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  13. I LOVE this! I come from a family of artists, but I'm stuck with no talent. This is something I think I can do! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  14. So pretty Cathy! I keep thinking that I would like to do something like this but I'm sure it wouldn't turn out as well!
    Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About!
    Karen

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  15. I love the idea of your DIY Wall Art Blog Hop! You put such a fantastic spin to the art from Old House to New Home! I like how you described the process in detail too because not all bloggers take the time to show it. Thank you for linking up to Welcome Home Wednesday. I hope to see more of your decor next week!

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  16. Such a fun idea and I love how you incorporated all of Danielle's ideas! I'm sure your granddaughter loves the dandelion... I think that's my favorite part! Thanks for linking up at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

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  17. What a beautiful job on this art work, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.
    Maria

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  18. Oh it's just perfect Cathy. I love the simplistic beauty of it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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