Easy DIY Wall Art Project Idea
Dress up your walls with a quick and easy painting project!
Whether you’ve moved into a new home or just want to refresh your existing décor, wall art is an easy way to give your space some color and personality. But no need to spend a bundle on original artwork and framing—you can create the pieces yourself on ready-to-hang stretched canvas! Follow our quick and easy tutorial below to create modern wall art you’ll love to hang in your home.
What is Wall Art?
Wall art is exactly what it sounds like—art that hangs on your walls! There are any many different styles and formats to choose from. Whether it’s a large-scale painting or an abstract sculpture, modern or contemporary, just find a piece that speaks to YOU and ties your room together.
What Are the Different Types of Wall Art?
Wall art can be any style or format. Here are a few examples:
- Neon signs
- Repurposed materials, such as road signs or advertisements
Ready to make your own wall art? Follow our step-by-step tutorial!
What You’ll Need
- artPOP! Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Set
- artPOP! 16 x 20 Stretched Canvas Pack
- Painter’s Tape
When choosing paint colors, be sure to pick ones that complement your room’s existing color scheme. You can go smaller or larger in your canvas size to fill your wall space.
Gather all your supplies, including artPOP! Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and two artPOP! canvases.
Place the canvases side by side and sketch out your design with a pencil. Don’t forget to leave some white space!
Apply painter’s tape to areas where you want a straight line. Press the tape firmly into the canvas to ensure adhesion.
Select your paint colors and mix them on a palette. Mix more paint than you’ll think you’ll need in case you want to do extra layers.
Let creativity flow! Do one color at a time and add additional layers if needed. Since the canvas isn’t a fully flat surface, you may have to touch up with a brush for a perfect line. Be sure to remove the painter’s tape while the paint is slightly wet to avoid paint peeling.
Once your artwork is fully dry, mount it on the wall and enjoy your masterpiece!