Let it Snow Painted Canvas

A Simple DIY Holiday Canvas

Christmas came early for the Xyron Design Team  and I love a good present.

We all received a wonderful box of paints and supplies from Derwent Academy.

It’s been a while since I’ve painted with acrylics on canvas so I decided to keep it

simple and festive.

I painted my canvas with a mixture of Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue

and Titanium White.  I was going for a “snowy sky”.

I added a few stenciled snowflakes on the corners and then splattered the canvas with

titanium white paint using an old toothbrush.   (I kept it really simple)

I used random chipboard letters and painted them with a mixture of Cobalt Blue and

Purple Violet to make them all match.

After the letters had dried, I stamped them with silver ink.

I used my Xyron 9″Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the chipboard letters

before adhering them to my canvas.  I even used it on the large white wood snowflake.

I added the canvas to an antiqued silver frame for a cute Holiday Decoration.

Here’s the Derwent links to the products I used:

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DIY Canvas: What the World needs now…

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A Quick and Easy DIY canvas and a throw back to the 1960’s.

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Song Trivia:

The song “What the World needs Now is Love” was first recorded in 1965…

and was written by Hal Davis with the music composed by Burt Bacharach.

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To make a canvas you’ll need…

  • 8″ x 10″ white canvas
  • Iron Embroidered Letters from Joy SA
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Craft Adhesive
  • Clean Soft Rag or White Paper Towel

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  • Using watered down acrylic paint I created a light watercolor wash on the canvas.
  • To create the cloudy look, I dabbed the painting, while the background was still wet, with a clean towel to remove portions of the paint.
  • After the canvas has fully dried, arrange letters on canvas.
  • Draw light pencil marks on the canvas to keep your lines straight.
  • Adhere to canvas with adhesive.

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This canvas was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.