It’s Friday! The prospect of the weekend being so close is always exciting for me because I get to spend my time with Ryan and Olivia, plus catch up on chores I’ve neglected or haven’t had a chance to do during the week. On this weekend’s agenda is planting my garden, finally!
On Wednesday, I shared with you a canvas cutout technique to create some gorgeous nautical artwork. Today, I’m sharing how to finish the canvas cutouts in another way. Instead of using paint to add color on the front, you glue colored pieces of paper to add color on the negative space of the canvases.
Once again, you start with a blank canvas. Mine are some old ones that I just primed with white paint.
Then, create your design. For these ones I stuck with the nautical theme with a fish design and a miscellaneous sea creatures one. Again, taking care to leave plenty of canvas without cutting to keep the piece whole.
Transfer the design to the back of the canvas by rubbing a pencil on the back of the paper and cut the negative spaces out with an Xacto knife and/or small scissors.
Now, you can leave them as is or add some color to the negative spaces.
Play with various colored cardstock to find a color scheme that works for you. I just used some scrap paper I already had stocked.
With some spray adhesive, attach the colored pieces to the back. To do this, lay the canvas over some cardboard on a well ventilated space. Then move the canvas over to another clean surface and place the colored paper on the back accordingly. You want to make sure you move the canvas from where you sprayed it so the paper doesn’t get any glue on the front of it.
Press firmly and wait for it to dry.
Hang your work and done!
Bright and fun!
Have a wonderful weekend!