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Colorful Polka Dot Art

I love colorful art projects that are easy to paint. This project is so fun and simple that you can do it with children.

Supplies:

  • 12″ x 16″ Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint (6 colors)
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Letter Stencils

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Trace or freehand letters on the canvas.

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Pour multiple colors of acrylic paint on a plate. Dip a separate cotton swab into each color of paint.

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Use each cotton swab to make polka dots on the canvas.

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Continue using the cotton swabs to make polka dots around the letters.

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Let the paint dry for about an hour. Then, your art is ready to display!

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I love this painting because it looks like a bunch of pretty confetti thrown on a canvas. I become happy when I see it!

 

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Painted Wall Art

This project is all about painting and positivity. I love encouraging quotes and affirmations, so I decided to paint myself a sign that I could hang on my wall. It will be an uplifting reminder to create daily and continue to use my gifts and talents.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (colors: Pool Blue, Coral Reef, Yellow, Peacock Blue, Lilac Mist, New Shamrock Green)
  • Wood Plaque (bought at Michaels)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie Paint Pen (White)
  • Flower Stencils

I began by painting the plaque with the Pool Blue paint.

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Once the paint dried, I used the stencils to draw flowers on the plaque.

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Next, I painted the flowers.

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Then I wrote my quote on the plaque using a pencil and paint pen.

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Here’s the finished painting:

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“Create Something Beautiful” is a quote I try to live by everyday. It’s also a quote I get the opportunity to put into practice because of this blog. I love what I do, and I enjoy sharing my projects with all you readers and subscribers.

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Simple Canvas Art

I love doing inexpensive canvas art. It gives me the opportunity to be creative and to spruce up the walls in my house. While I was shopping in Dollar Tree, I came across a section of wall stickers made by Main Street Wall Creations. They offer so many options for wall decorations, and all you have to do is peel and stick them onto a clean, dry surface.

I chose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” sticker because I love how I can apply the message to different situations in my life.

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Before applying the stickers, I painted a 16″x20″ stretched canvas with yellow acrylic paint.

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I waited a few hours to let the paint dry. Then I applied the stickers. Very simple!

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Newspaper Canvas Art

I did a canvas art project last year that did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, I had to find some way to reuse the canvas because I didn’t want to throw it away and waste money. I saw so many great ideas online on how to reuse an old canvas, but the projects using newspaper stood out to me the most.

These are the supplies I used:

  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge Glue (Matte)
  • 16″x20″ Canvas
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Dollar Store Flowers
  • Krylon Black Spray Paint
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Paint Brush

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I started by cutting the newspaper into strips of various sizes. Then, I spread the Mod Podge over the canvas with a foam paint brush. Next, I placed the newspaper strips on top of the canvas and covered them with a thin coat of the Mod Podge.

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While I let the canvas dry overnight, I decided to use chipboard letters to add a message and dollar store flowers to add some color. I spray painted the letters with black spray paint and hot glued them and flowers on the dried newspaper strips.

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I enjoyed working on this project because it was fun and easy. It was a great opportunity to express myself, and I look forward to doing this project again using different objects.