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Make your own cutout canvas wall art

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Brighten up your walls with your very own handmade work of art. This gorgeous wall art project can easily be customized to suit your style.

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Supplies:

  • Wrapped canvas
  • Stencils
  • Pencil
  • X-Acto knife
  • Large sheet of watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Directions:

1. Paint

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Get your paintbrush wet, and start painting a watercolor design on the watercolor paper. Have fun blending the colors and seeing what different combinations you can create. You truly can't make a mistake on this step.

2. Fill the page

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Keep painting until you have filled the entire page with watercolor, then set it aside to dry.

3. Draw the design

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

While the paint dries, grab your pencil and a stencil and lightly trace the design you would like to cut out on to the canvas.

4. Cut it out

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Using your X-Acto knife, carefully cut out the design on the canvas. I put a thick coloring book beneath the canvas as I was cutting just to provide a little extra support.

5. Clean it up

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Keep cutting out your design until you are happy with the way it looks. If necessary, go back through with a small pair of scissors, and clean up any stray strings from the canvas.

6. Add the watercolor

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Cut the piece of watercolor paper so that it fits within the back frame of the canvas. Slide the paper between the back support bar of the canvas to hold it in place. If the paper needs any extra support, use a piece of tape to secure it.

7. Hang it up

Create fabulous wall art out of canvas

Now that the watercolor backing has been added, you are ready to display your DIY custom art.

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