Hello and Happy Friday the 13th! No bad luck here, only Mixed Media Fun! :)
Today, I am up on the Hazel & Ruby blog, with my project inspiration for Flower Week!
Have you seen the new DIY Decor Tape from Hazel & Ruby? If not, you really should check out this incredibly trending, hip, and super cool product! It's basically GIANT washi tape that can be used on all types of DIY projects.
Today, I am using the Color Me Floral 12" tape to create this handmade, unique, and super easy wood canvas.
In 5 easy steps you can create your own Floral masterpiece!
Apply DIY Decor Tape to wood canvas. I am using a 10x10 canvas. I did not prep my background with gesso or sealant, as I wanted the natural color of the wood to show through the semi-transparent tape.
Because the tape is adhesive, no need to add glue or mod podge to adhere it to the canvas.
Trim off the excess with a X-acto knife (or wrap around the sides like a present).
Because the DIY Decor Tape has a slick, shiny surface, normal watercolors and acrylic paints will not stick to the surface, I applied a thin layer of clear gesso to prep my surface. (Sharpies and alcohol based markers will stick to the surface without adding gesso)
Paint. I used several shades of Shimmerz Inklingz to create my canvas. I really love the look of metallics and golds.
I wanted a bit of definition to my flowers, so I outlined the entire canvas with a white pen. I think this really adds to the artsy feel. Once I was done outlining the flowers, I painted the edge of the canvas with acrylic paint for a finished look.
I love creating projects that are quick, easy, and are fun! Can't draw? No problem with Color Me Floral DIY Decor Tape!