See I said I had a few more canvas art projects in the works! I had these great shelves above our dining table and they really helped break up the large wall that is in our living/dining room. But sadly our rental townhouse has no studs to speak of. After using major wall anchors, the shelves lasted about a year. But alas, the shelves began to slowly tilt down and we finally decided it was best to remove them.
Unfortunately, this left a few larger holes and an large empty wall space. So I decided to do another canvas art project.
- Canvas (mine was 24″ x 48″) //
- Acrylic paint in white and one color //
- Circle stamp (or make your own from foam) //
- Stamp block //
- Felt //
- Paint brush
I knew that I wouldn’t be able to free hand circles too well so I decided to stamp them and then fill the circles all the way in with a paint brush.
If you have or can find a circle stamp, great! I ended up using a circle foam shape (check any craft stores for foam shapes) and made my own stamp and stamp pad (detailed instructions on both can be found here).
Since I wanted this to be a subtle ombre in three colors I divided the canvas into thirds (16″ in my case)I started on the left with the darkest color and used the stamp to place circles in random places over the canvas. Once I was done with the first color, I used a paint brush to fill in the sections that were not entirely covered by the stamp (mainly the centers).
When I got to the first mark at 16″ I added white to the coral to create a lighter shade and then stamped the next color. I made sure that the colors were not very different shades and that the transition between colors was smooth.
I finished stamping the canvas in the last shade and then filled in the places that the stamp did not cover using a paint brush.
Hang up your new art work! The ombre is very subtle and from far away it is hard to tell the difference in colors. If you really want the ombre to pop, add a good amount of white to the base color in between each color change.
Here is a shot of the art next to the rest of the my large wall. I think I like how it all goes together!