I love making my own art for my home. Not only is it frugal, but it’s also a great way to add a unique touch to my home. This easy, initial art project from Scotchblue Painter's Tape would make a wonderful and inexpensive gift for those kids who just left for college, or for spelling out a child’s name or initials for their room. This is so easy, even your child could join in on the fun. In fact, the ideas are endless. Purchase a larger canvas and use painter's tape to create geometric shapes. Voila! Instant living room or bedroom art!
Time Required: 2 hours or less
- Paint the entire panel the color you would prefer for your background color. Allow to dry.
- Use the ruler to draw your initial on your canvas. Mark your initial lightly in pencil.
- Using the painter's tape, tape off the shape of the initial that you would like to use.
- Apply your second color of paint to the initial. Allow to paint to set, but not dry completely. Remove tape.
- Allow to dry completely then hang.
- Purchase extra panels or canvases to complete a name or three initials. To save time, work in stages. For example, paint the background color on all of the canvases at once; tape off all of the initials at the same time; etc.
- Use this idea to make inexpensive art for your home. Purchase a larger canvas and paint the background. Use painter's tape to mask off geometric shapes on your canvas. Paint the shapes the colors of your choice.
- If the paint sticks to your tape when removing it from the canvas, use an X-acto knife or straight-edge razor blade to gently score the tape so you can pull it away from the canvas and paint.
What You Need
- Thin, flat panel or mounted, primed canvas
- Painter's tape (recommended brand is Scotchblue)
- Acrylic paint in two (or more) coordinating colors
- Paint brushes