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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.
Be sure and visit all these blogs and check out their great wall art. 

1. Vintage, Paint and More ... // 2. Uncookie Cutter // 3. Our house now a home // 4. Refashionably Late // 5.Casa Watkins // 6. The House Down the Lane // 7. Shabby Grace Blog

I will be linking up to the parties listed on Where I Party Page.  Please be sure and visit them.  You'll find lots of inspiration and creativity at each one.