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Monday, August 15, 2022

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Create a small piece of art using your favorite stamps and paint colors on a mini canvas!

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Want to make some art, but feel a little overwhelmed at the thought of painting something large? Create your own tiny works of art using acrylic paint, stamps, foil, and a mini canvas! It's a quick way to make art, and it feels so satisfying when it's complete. When you are done with your artwork, you can put it on display, sell it, or give it away as a gift to friends and family. What are you waiting for? Let's get creating!!


Stamped Mini Canvas Art


Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Grab a mini canvas and choose 2-3 paints from the same color shades or color family (warm colors, cool colors). Start painting small strokes one color on the canvas, and don't worry about making it perfect! Paint in different directions, and leave some parts of the canvas white. Layer the other colors on top in small strokes, but don't cover up the previous colors completely!

Once completed, let the painted canvas dry completely before moving on to the next steps.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Just painting canvases like this as its own activity is actually pretty fun, and I love how all of the different colors look next to each other!!

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Once dry, turn the canvas over and place a folded up paper towel into the open area. This will help to add some padding and stability to the center to make stamping the canvas a success.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Choose one or two Kindness on Purpose stamps to fit the canvas, and arrange them on an acrylic stamp block. Tap the stamp on a inkpad a few times. Before stamping on your project, practice using the stamp a few times on a scrap piece of paper to get a feel for it. Once you're comfortable, press the stamp down evenly onto the center of the canvas

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Next, apply a thin layer of DecoFoil Liquid Adhesive to the parts of the canvas that you want to have foil.  The adhesive goes on white, and turns clear when set. The set adhesive will still be tacky, but not wet.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Place a foil transfer sheet over the canvas, and rub over the adhesive well with a fingertip. Slowly peel the foil sheet away to reveal the shimmer on your project! If you missed a spot, you can cover the canvas again and press well to help the foil stick to the adhesive.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Hold the canvas up at different angles to see the foil shine in the light! I love how this frog canvas looks with the Parakeet Green Foil Transfer Sheet! Foiling is such a fun and simple way to add some extra cool effects to your projects.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

There's a lot of fun options to make your art shimmer and shine with foil! Add adhesive inside a shape,  like the heart and flower in the purple canvas, or fill in the lines of a rainbow*. Of like the frog canvas, apply a thin layer of adhesive using a fingertip for a gilded effect. 

*To add different colors of foil to the rainbow, fill one line at a time with adhesive. Once the adhesive has set, apply one color of foil and peel it away. Fill the next line in with adhesive, let it set, and apply the next color of foil. Repeat until all of the lines of the rainbow have been covered in foil.

Stamped Mini Canvas Art

Now that these miniature works of art are complete, they are ready to be put on display! You can hang them on a wall, set them on a shelf, or add magnets to the back of the canvas to be put on a fridge or inside a locker. Even better, you could easily sell your artwork or gift them to friends and family.

Stamp Crafts Creatively Beth Me & My Inklings

Want more colorful stamp craft inspiration? Beth from Creatively Beth made the cutest stamped bookmarks, and Laura from Me & My Inklings shows how you can embroider using stamps!! 

As always, I would love to see your creations! Share yours on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #AFMCrafts

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Stamped Mini Canvas Art

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