If you want to make sure you have a unique canvas project as part of your decor, check out this easy paint chip art made with Mod Podge.
I bought a rectangular canvas that sat in my apartment corner for quite awhile. I had one idea for it, but that idea didn’t stick . . . so then it just sat there. I actually think it was in the trunk of my car for awhile before it made its way to the corner.
And then, as I was making these paint chip bracelets, I realized what I was going to do with it – make paint chip art on canvas. It was the perfect size and shape (well, at least for a large faux paint chip).
I was lucky that I already had some number and letter punches from Martha Stewart to make it a little easier on myself. If you don’t, I’ll make some alternate suggestions. And if you need paint chip art ASAP, which I know you do, learn how to make it below.
Make Paint Chip Art
Gather These Supplies
- Rectangular canvas
- Mod Podge Satin
- Martha Stewart Alpha Punches and Number Punch
- Scrapbook paper, one sheet of white
- Acrylic paint – three bottles of one base color (I used Teal) and then a few bottles of white
- Four containers for mixing paint
- Painter’s tape
- Tape measure
- Tweezers (optional)
This is where it gets a little crazy, and as you can see I made a little bit of a mess. Don’t do what I did. You just want to put a LITTLE bit of paint in each of four containers. One you will use straight out of the container, and each of the other three will get white.
One will get a little, the other a little more, and the last a lot more. Keep mixing and testing on paper towels until you are happy with the four colors.
Then, if you need to, use a smaller brush to paint the strips in between the paint colors. You might not need to. I needed to because my canvas was dirty from rolling around in my trunk for so long (sad).
Then give your entire canvas a coat of Mod Podge Satin.
If you don’t have punches, you have a few options:
- write the names and numbers on using an oil based Sharpie (use white)
- print out the names onto paper and decoupage them on (though they won’t have a transparent background)
- purchase letter and number stickers in the size and font you like and adhere them to the canvas (you can Mod Podge over the top to make them secure)
- use clip art and detail scissors to cut out letters
- use paint and small letter/number stencils
When your numbers and names are ready, apply Mod Podge to the canvas, then use tweezers to put them down in the right order. Unless you have a really steady hand, which I don’t. Let it dry and then paint the whole thing with Mod Podge again.