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Nursery paintings in baby boy room

With the new addition to the family I have been fairly busy therefore haven’t been able to post. But, I fully intend on posting on a more frequent basis. 

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
  • Paintbrushes
  • 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 !!