Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art

Materials

  • Gallery-wrapped artist canvases, 8”x8”, two
  • Assorted paper scraps
  • Chipboard alphabet/number stickers: white, black/white grid
  • Assorted coordinating buttons
  • BasicGrey Mellow Collection Black Designer Rub-ons

Tools

  • Palette and paintbrushes: liner, 1/2” shader, sponge
  • Acrylic paints: black, white, flesh, light lime green, yellow, light brown, orange, red, light purple, violet purple, turquoise, light blue
  • Graphite transfer paper
  • Wire mesh scrap
  • Black fine-gauge craft wire
  • Black screw eyes, four
  • Adhesives: Plaid Mod Podge Découpage Medium, clear dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, paper towels

Directions

STEP 1

  • For both canvases, paint side edges orange, overlapping front edge; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Cut various paper strips and position randomly on canvases, leaving some canvas showing. Découpage paper to canvases; let dry.

STEP 3

  • Paint exposed areas of each canvas light purple and light blue. Rub paint with finger for uneven finish. Paint over paper edges for blended look. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Print out patterns. Transfer patterns to canvases using graphite paper, leaving room for letter stickers on Flying Lessons canvas.

STEP 5

  • Paint Broom Parking witch and broom as shown; let dry.

STEP 6

  • Transfer hat and dress for Flying Lessons witch onto back of patterned papers; be sure to reverse pattern. Cut out pieces and découpage to canvas. Finish painting witch and broom as shown; let dry.

STEP 7

  • Adhere chipboard letters and numbers to canvases. Hand paint “cents” signs. Use finger to dab Broom Parking letters/numbers and sides of canvas with black paint; let dry.

STEP 8

  • Using mesh screen as a stencil, lightly brush black paint around edge of Flying Lessons canvas; let dry.

STEP 9

  • Apply rub-ons to canvases as desired. Use clear dots to adhere buttons.

STEP 10

  • Attach screw eyes to top corners of canvases. Cut and curl wire, wrapping it around a paintbrush handle and adding buttons as desired. Attach wire to screw eyes.

Tip

  • 1. Use chipboard letters, buttons, and wire to add fun dimension to canvas projects.
by Melanie Douthit

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/756/bcb792e8-4d8d-4319-a8a1-e0d683362b6d.pdf



Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art
Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art