LOVE Wall Art Tutorial

I saw this beautiful framed wall art at frugallifeproject.com and became inspired to do my own version.

easy love wall art DIY
                http://www.frugallifeproject.com/2011/02/diy-easy-love-wall-art.html                  

My version is of course a lot more economical. I saved a lot of money by using canvases and acrylic paint instead of paying for oversize prints and frames. I got all my supplies at Michaels because I of course had coupons! You could shop at Hobby Lobby as well for the supplies.


Materials:
5 pack of 16x20 Artist's Loft Super Value canvas (reg. $19.99 on sale for 14.99)
8 oz bottle of Craft Smart acrylic paint in gold ($2.29)
3 pk large  Craft Smart white paint brushes (reg. $3.99 with 40% coupon it was $2.39)
Styrofoam bowls for paint
newspaper to cover area for painting


First I used a ruler to draw out my letters with a pencil. The canvas is very forgiving so make sure you have a good eraser.

 Next I thinned out my paint with a little water for a more 'rustic' look. I wanted my canvases to look hand painted and not store bought. I did about 2-3 layers of painting. 

 
You could use two colors instead of one, but I like the idea of using the negative space as positive space. Plus I only had to buy one bottle of paint!!!



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