How to create canvas art

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How to create canvas art

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There’s nothing like a funky piece of geometric canvas art to hang on your wall. Even if you’ve never painted before, you’ll want to try this.

Tools and materials

Rag

Tape

Paint

Spatula

Paint brushes

Canvas
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1. Tape your canvas

First up, get your tape and apply it randomly across the canvas. Remember that beneath where the tape is on the canvas, will be white in your artwork.  Smooth down the tape and make sure it’s stuck fast. You don’t want the paint to bleed beneath the tape. Also don’t be frightened to tape right over the sides of the canvas. 
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2. A splash of colour

Once you’re happy with the shape of your tape on the canvas, it’s time to choose paint colours. Paint each individual block a different colour or use one colour to paint  the entire artwork.

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3. Apply the paint

Use your spatula for some texture. Or use your finger for a smoother finish.  Paint right to the edge and over the sides of the canvas.

4. Leave it to dry

Once you’ve painted your masterpiece, leave it to dry.

5. Remove the tape

Time for the big reveal. Carefully peel away the tape to see your artwork in all its glory.

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6. Touch-ups

Make any touch-ups to the white areas with a sharpie.

7. Hang it on the wall

Then find the perfect gallery wall to showcase your triumph.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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