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!

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-painters tape

-spray tape

-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.

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2.  Spray paint your canvas– easy, even strokes are best!  Let dry completely.

3.  Apply your stencil. Make sure it lies as flat and against the canvas as possible, then use a foam brush to apply the paint.  Several light coats are much better than one thick one–it will greatly reduce the chance of any paint seeping under the stencil.  Let dry completely.

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That’s it!!!  SO simple, and CUTE!

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