So, here's my latest creation! I love it!! I couldn't make just one...
Here's how I made these beauties:
I started with 2 canvases, a couple sponge brushes & Violet Pansy acrylic paint
This is the canvas with one coat of paint. It turned out kind of streaked, but I like the look.
I added 2 more coats to get the darker purple color I was looking for.
Make sure to let each coat dry before painting a new one.
Next, I used Metallic Pearl White paint and painted a light coat over the purple
I wanted the lines of the stencil to be a lighter color with some texture & shine.
I think it turned out perfectly!
I created my own pattern to fit the canvas, printed it out to fit a stencil blank.
You could also use a pre-cut stencil if you find a pattern you like.
Use your Xacto knife and carefully cut along your lines.
Mine weren't perfect, but I did the best I could.
Pop out the centers & admire your work! Trim any parts that need trimming.
For edges that leaked or look rough, go back with a small amount of the metallic paint and fix them with a small brush & a little water if needed. Try not to use too much or the paint looks white & will stand out. Going back over the purple mistakes with the silver made it blend right into the background.
Hang up the canvases, stand back,
re-fix the canvas positioning since it's crooked & admire your work!
I love how the metallic paint makes it look different the way the sun hits it throughout the day!