Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art

By  Melanie Douthit 

size: 8"x8"

  • Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art


  • 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


  • 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

Pattern - Witch & Whimsy Canvas Art

  • 1. For both canvases, paint side edges orange, overlapping front edge; let dry.
  • 2. Cut various paper strips and position randomly on canvases, leaving some canvas showing. Découpage paper to canvases; let dry.
  • 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.
  • 4. Print out patterns. Transfer patterns to canvases using graphite paper, leaving room for letter stickers on Flying Lessons canvas.
  • 5. Paint Broom Parking witch and broom as shown; let dry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8. Using mesh screen as a stencil, lightly brush black paint around edge of Flying Lessons canvas; let dry.
  • 9. Apply rub-ons to canvases as desired. Use clear dots to adhere buttons.
  • 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.