How to Make a Beautiful Canvas Painting

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How to Make a Beautiful Canvas Painting (with no experience required!)


You will not believe how easy it is to make these paintings!

These make great gifts and my children love helping with them!

Supplies Needed:

Canvas size of your choice (All of these pictured are 16×20)

Paint and foam brushes (I like to use at least 3 colors and I use the cheap $.67 bottles of acrylic paint)

Stickers or templates (I use my Silhouette Cameo to cut my letters. LOVE this machine!)

Contact Paper

Favorite quote or scripture

Let’s get started!

Step One: You will need to cut your letters out of contact paper. I use contact paper to cut my stencils because its cheap and I usually a roll of it laying around the house! Its also sticky so it stays put on the canvas! OR get your stickers ready!

Place it on your canvas…..

BeautifulPaintedCavnas1_edited-1Step Two: Take your darkest color and cover the entire canvas.  Be gentle over the letters so they do not move on you.  Make sure you paint the sides of the canvas as well.

Allow it to dry for a few moments.

Then, add in some highlights with other colors. I like to keep it simple at 3 total colors.  You can get wild if you want to though!

BeautifulPaintedCavnas2_edited-1Step Three: Allow your canvas to dry completely (don’t worry, it dries pretty fast!) and remove your stickers.

BeautifulPaintedCavnas3Step Four: Step back and look at the beautiful masterpiece you just completed!


What do you think? Do you have someone in mind that you could make one of these paintings for?

Here are a couple of other ones we have made:

IamafriendofGod JesusProtector

You can see these do not need to be perfect! It’s even more special when the kiddos can get involved, even if it means a glop of paint here or a smudge there!

I hope this is something you will try!

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  1. Jeniffer

    This is such a simple, great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Celena

    I like this! Thanks!

  3. Angeline

    How cool is that! I think I’ll be trying this – Christmas gifts???

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