Whenever I have some free time on my hands, I always like to do something creative. I have always considered myself to be the artistic and very hands-on person. I love to paint, sew, and sometimes even knit. It’s safe to say Michaels Crafts is my second home.
Some people might find this post to be the most boring, but if you’re curious to see how I made this DIY abstract grey canvas, keep on reading!
The materials that you will need for this project include:
A canvas size of your choice
Different shades of grey acrylic paint
Silver Foil (optional)
A spreading tool, or back of a steel ruler
1. You first want to gather your materials. I found everything at Michaels, and decided to go with a larger canvas to fit on a more bare wall in my room.
The paint I used was all different shades of gray acrylics. I decided to choose gradient shades.
2. Next you want to add inch droplets to one side of the canvas going in a vertical line. I started with 4 or 5 drops of paint, and then went from there.
3. I then took the back of a steel ruler, you could also use a drywall spreader, and spread the paint in a wave across the canvas. It also worked to spread the paint across in a straight line, whatever floats your boat. It may be easier to go back over your lines with the back of the spreader to make the lines not so harsh.
4. After repeating the process of making dots of paint, and spreading across the canvas, you want to make sure that there is still some wet spots and apply the silver glitter. Silver foil can also be added for a more bold effect.
Also, you want to make sure that the corners and edges of the canvas are covered with paint as well. You can cover these up with a small paintbrush.
5. When all dry, you can secure the canvas to a wall with command strips, or drywall screws.