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February 27, 2014

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Holiday DIY: Hand-Painted Winter Signs

December 15, 2015

A little wall decor goes a long way

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is putting up decorations! From the tree, to the stockings, to wreaths, etc., etc. But when I got to the corner of our living room I didn't have anything that really rounded out the space. That is, until now. 

 

A quick stop at the crafts store, a few printouts, and a little paint later... I was able to bring some much needed cheer to the corner wall in a simple and crafty way. If you aren't much of a painter or artist for that matter, don't let that stop you from picking up a paint brush and canvas, and trying this simple how-to out. 

 

A Simple How-To:

What you'll need:

  • 3 12"x12" pre-primed canvas

  • 3 print outs of silhouetted winter themed shapes (I gathered mine from online, choosing a tree, a snowflake, and a stag.

  • a paint detailing brush

  • scissors, a black illustration pen,

  • acrylic paint (in whatever color best suits your space), and 

  • a glass of water   

 

Step One: Printout three silhouetted images that are simple enough to cutout, that are at least 8-9" long. Then cutout images and lay out on the canvas'.

Step Two: Center of cutouts on each canvas and using the detailing brush trace the outline of the image carefully in the paint you have chosen. And remove the cutouts before the paint dries.

Step Three: Carefully fill in the spaces, going in one direction, from top to bottom. To add more depth in the painting of your silhouettes choose subtle variations on the color you chose. I used light brown, red, and yellow. 

Step Four: After the painting have dried a bit, outline the silhouettes in black illustration pen. 

 

Step Five: Choose the order you'd like to hang them in and hang.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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