Striped Canvas Art
My four littles share a bathroom, and until this week, other than a shower curtain and hooks for towels, it has been completely bare. I made a super cute piece of striped canvas art to hang on the wall, and I LOVE it. Since boys and girls are sharing the space, I went for a yellow, white, and turquoise color palette, along with a whale theme. I am slightly obsessed with stripes right now, and I love the way they look on the canvas!
-stencil of choice
-craft paint & foam brush
1. Adhere the painter’s tape ( I used 1.88 inch tape) to your canvas, in the width of stripes you want. You can eyeball it, or measure it out–whatever you need to get the stripes as even as possible. Make sure the tape goes around the sides, so your stripes will too. Since I was spray painting both of the flag canvases, I went ahead and applied my stars at the same time.
That’s it!!! SO simple, and CUTE!
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
What fun and great looking projects!
Thank you, Eveline! :)
What kind of vinyl did you use to cut the stencils from your silhouette? I have been wanting to do this but I don’t know what type of vinyl to buy that will be removable. Thanks!
I did use my Silhouette to cut out the stencils, and I used their premium vinyl. I’ve never had it stick to any surface that I’ve stenciled, and I’ve used it on metal, glass, wood, and now canvas. Good luck!!!
OOOooh I love it! I think I will make one for my son’s nursery!!
These are great. What a fun decoration idea.
Both ideas are very cute! What color did you use for the whale?
I used “Pond”, by Martha Stewart!
Love this idea! I want to try this soon. You make everything look so easy, but this sounds like something even I can do!
You can totally do this, Beverly!!!
Love it! So cute, simple and cheery!
Thank you so much, Angela!!! xo
That is SO cute! I am so much trouble getting vinyl to stick to my canvas. Do you have any tricks?
Getting vinyl to stick to canvas can be tricky, but I’ve found a really light hand helps. I’m always tempted to push hard on the vinyl to get it to stick, like I would on wood or metal, but canvas is the opposite. Use just your finger to carefully go over all the edges and over the top of stencil, and just press gently. Usually I can get it to stick. When you’re painting, dab and pat instead of pushing your brush down really hard–it will be less likely to go under the stencil that way. Good luck!!!
Where did you get the stencil for the whale? I would love to try this!
It’s a design from the Silhouette online store! Do you have a Silhouette? If not, you may be able to find a stencil online–maybe etsy?
This is so CUTE HAPPY and SIMPLE, i love it! Pinning!