A fun & creative do-it-yourself project for artists and non-artists – Handpainted Canvases!
What you’ll need:
Canvas (your choice of size, for this one one, we used 9×12)
Paintbrushes (for you ladies, old makeup brushes will also do)
Small card stock or scratch paper
STEP 1. Create and print an image using Photoshop (or any illustration program). Use scratch paper or cardstock paper to cut any desired shape you’d like to include in your painting.
STEP 3. Flip your paper back over, and place onto your canvas. Tape sides down for better control. Using your pencil, trace back again, this time, over the image on the front. If any, trace cut shapes onto canvas.
STEP 4. Now paint, and let your inner Da Vinci & Van Gogh take over! Remember, it’s okay for your artwork to not be excessively perfect – it’s supposed to be handpainted. You can also go back and erase pencil marks that may be still showing through. You can always go back to add shades, more colors, anything you want.
Make this is your masterpiece.