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Hey everyone I’m so excited to be sharing this post with other talented bloggers today! Remember when I did the Home Tour Hop in June where we showcased you 10 homes?! Well today is similar….ish 🙂 Today we are showcasing you 15 different wall art projects. Mine is all about my DIY canvas wall art. Click on the photo at the bottom of this post to check out the different blogs participating! Aren’t they all amazing?
I decided to go with canvas as my base of each photo/picture. I researched online for different tutorials on transfering photos onto canvas. I came across this post by A Beautiuful Mess. It shows how to transfer photos from printer paper and adhere it to canvas with gel medium. I used the same brand of gel medium that they used, Liquitex. The tutorial was spot on but I noticed when I was finished removing the excess paper I still had a white “film” on the top. It didn’t show when the canvas was wet but when it dried it covered the photo. I then resprayed the canvas and tried to take more off but there really wasn’t much excess paper left to be removed. I then thought maybe a coat of the gel medium on top would make it shinier and removed that “film.” Unfortunately no luck. 🙁
I did some research online and read another photo canvas transfer post and came across one on Ruffled Blog. They talked about the same “film” on the photo and they discovered that if you spray some wood furniture cleaner (oil based) onto a cloth and rub it on the canvas then it will remove the film! Guess what it worked! I’m extremely happy with how all of these photo tranfers turned out!
I have also been dreaming about this artwork called Lord Bodner Triptych for quite some time. I have been dying to recreate this and put it in my house somewhere because obviously I can’t spend that kind of money on it.
I thought I’d make my own little mini version of it to put with my other hallway wall art. I used the same method that I used with the photo transfers and gel medium. I’m so happy with how it turned out and kind of want to make a large version like the original picture. I think it would look great in my dining room or maybe someday over a crib in a baby boy’s room? Guilana and Bill Rancic did that for Duke’s nursery and it was adorable! Would go great with a nautical theme. 🙂 We will just have to see where the cards fall….
As you can see from the design of my web page I’m a little obsessed with black and white stripes. I took one of the 16×20 canvases and used Frog Tape (one of my favorite DIY items) to divide the canvas into equal sections. Once I secured it tightly onto the canvas I spray painted the entire canvas.
I gave it a while to dry and then I took the frog tape off and revealed a beautifully striped canvas! I also bought a thin wooden “T” from Michaels and spray painted it with Krylon Champagne Nouveau Spray Paint. I glued it onto the canvas with Loctite Super Glue.
Last but not least I spray painted 2 of the canvases with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint. I actually did the stripes above with this because it was the only black spray paint I had on hand. This then gave me the most amazing idea to spray paint an entire canvas with it. After they were dry I decided to draw some arrows on one and the other canvas I hand drew a fun printable I found on Pinterest. I used a Liquid Chalk Marker Pen to draw on the canvases. My original plan was to use carbon paper to trace it on…great tutorial of this by The DIY Mommy…but unforutnately I couldn’t get my hands on it quickly enough. I guess I had to just try it myself. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out!
Here is the final product!! I was worried it wasn’t going to look good or look sloppy but I love how it turned out. I will say it was hard to photograph wall art that’s in a hallway! 🙂
Now go check out these amazing works of art by all of these fantastic ladies!!!! Click on the links below!
I hope you found some inspiration with the variety of wall art I used for my hallway. Please go check out the other blog’s work as they do such amazing things! They are not only amazing bloggers but also are becoming my friends! I’m also participating in a Link Up with these fine ladies as well! If you have some wall art you want to share please link up below! We will be featuring our favorites throughout the week! Happy Monday!