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Make Polka Dot Canvases {a tutorial}

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Canvas art is a definite obsession love of mine (see here for lots of proof of that)–it’s easy, it’s versatile, and the finished product always looks much more expensive than the price of the few materials it took to create it. Today’s canvas creations are no exception I wanted to replace the three prints we have hanging on our dining room wall, and these square canvas pieces were a perfect fit.

Make Polka Dot Canvases

You just need canvas(es), paint and a pencil! I liked the look of these square 12×12 canvases, and I chose an array of blue and green paints for this project.

Step 1: Since I wanted my paint to be a circular shape, I traced a large circle on each canvas. I decided on a palette for each canvas (one of dark blues, one of light blues, and one of greens), and used my pencil eraser to start stamping.

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Step 2: Keep going–you’re getting there! I love how the shades of blue mixed and blended with each other; I purposely didn’t wash the eraser between colors to get this effect.

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Continue until you get to the edges of your circle (or whichever shape you chose), let dry and hang!

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Make Polka Dot Canvases

Thanks for reading all about my polka dot canvases! Have a lovely day!

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PollyAnna

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

I’ve only just ordered some black canvases and acrylic paints last week as I’m determined to reach deep within, very very deep, to see if I can discover an inner Artist. I love this polka dot art idea. I might do one in pastel rainbow colours, perhaps in the shape of a heart of a flower (without a steam). Thank you for the inspiration

PollyAnna

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Oops that was meant to be “blank” canvases not “black” ones. Lol

PollyAnna

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Oops that was meant to be blank canvases not black ones. Lol

ALANA LENDVAY

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

love this look.i've been working with canvas and tiles again. thanks for the inspiration!