I have been working on a few DIY projects to decorate my son’s nursery and we decided to go with a Star Wars theme! I hope I get plenty of thumbs up from all the Star Wars fans out there! And I don’t know about you guys but is everyone aware of Star Wars celebration coming to the US in 2017??? I’m soo excited!! Okay…moving on.
I made these small canvas paintings in order to decorate the nursery myself versus buying because I prefer to make my own when I can it just has more meaning when I make it myself.
It was fairly easy to do with the help of my Cricut explore and some sticker sheets I had laying around. I simply found silhouettes of the characters and symbols that I wanted to do online and from there used my Cricut explore to do the cut outs on my sticker sheet. I used the cutouts in order to prevent the paints from covering the whole surface of the canvas and therefore leaving behind an untouched surface that resulted in the silhouette being on the canvas as well.
Quick list of my supplies:
- Canvases 12×16 (set of 5) bought them at Michaels
- Acrylic Paints
- 8 1/2 x 11″ sticker sheets
- Cricut Explore
Once I had my placement the way I wanted I chose the colors for each painting and began painting. Make sure to not make the paint too watered down because it will soak through the sticker paper and shift the image. I went with acrylic paints because that is just what I preferred.
I allowed for plenty of time for the paint to dry before removing the sticker because if you remove too soon the paint will seep into the portions that you do not want to have paint in.
And finally, the end result!!
Hope my creations inspire you to create !!
I woke up this morning wanting to make it a productive day. But not in the typical definition of productive where I clean, complete my list of errands and have dinner ready before my husband gets home from work. I wanted to make it a productive ART day! I had a pile of blank canvases piling up in my craft room as well as a collection of acrylic paints that I would buy anytime there was a sale at Michaels. I decided today would be the day to put all those things to use….So I did!!
I’m no Van Gogh or Monet but I just wanted to take the time to put one of the many paint brushes I had onto canvas and see what would come of it. I am very happy with the results! I was soo happy with how the first one turned out that I had to continue and make another one!
I didn’t think it would come out looking as good as it did! And to believe I created the outline by hand and for it to look as good as it did i was in shock! For being someone who just loves being creative at home I felt the need to share and show how productive my day truly was! My favorite and last creation though took me the longest.
So, what do you think??