Romantic Canvas Artworks Tutorial

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Ms Filigree
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Love the beauty of canvas artworks as much as I do? This one is perfect for you as there are endless possibilities to what you can create and it’s all super simple as well!

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What you’ll need:

  • Canvas
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Spray Paint
  • Lead Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Twine

Step 1: To begin this project, you’ll need to decide on what it is you’re wanting to achieve. Is it just one canvas or a series of artworks you’re after? Once you decide on the pattern and design you want for your canvas, you can begin sketching it up. If drawing isn’t your forte, you can always look for patterns online or shop for a stencil in a craft store.

 Step 2: Once your design is sketched, you can begin gluing away. It’s important to remember that when you’re cutting an opening to your glue bottle, snip closely to the top to create a small opening – the glue will be much easier to control.

If you’re just using glue, you can continue your artwork in a flowing motion, however if you’re working with glue and twine, it’s best to work on small sections at a time. Using a thin twine will make it easier to mould any curves or corners. Keep gluing until you’ve finished your artwork and if it’s only glue you’re using, you can go over and rework any sections that aren’t perfect.

Step 3: After you’ve finished with the glue and twine (if you’re using twine as well) let the glue dry for three to four hours as you don’t want to risk chipping it. Don’t be fooled by the glue being touch dry, as depending on how thick you make it, it will take longer to dry under the surface.

Once your glue is dry, take your canvas to a well ventilated space and lay down a sheet you’re happy to get paint on.

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Step 4: The finishing touch to your artwork is adding a splash of paint to create a complete look. This is the fun part as you can choose whatever colour works with your reception or home theme. I opted for white to create a sleek and elegant look but these artworks are gorgeous in every colour – even metallic gold or silver.

I used a spray paint as it’s much easier to get into all the smaller parts of twine and also you don’t have to worry about disrupting any glue or twine not yet perfectly set with a paintbrush.

Just let your paint dry for a few hours and then it will be ready to go on display! These artworks are perfect for your wedding – either as decorations or guest favours – and you can create them months in advance; they will also be gorgeous memories to hang in your home after the big day.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: So pretty and simple; love the metallics!

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