DIY 5 Minute Brushstroke Art

$5
5 Minutes
Easy

Can I just preface this tutorial by saying that if I can paint this then EVERYONE can paint it. I told my husband that I was going to paint a canvas with brushstrokes and he seriously was like, “what, that’s not something you do”. He can paint (I mean really paint) and I can, well, I can do other things. lol. Anyways, today I’m showing you how you can do this DIY Art Canvas Painting. Spoiler: It will take you 5 minutes! Yay. Who loves fast projects?!
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Do you ever love something yet it just doesn’t quite fit your space? That’s what happened to me. A few weeks ago, I rounded up some art that I loved. Included in that round-up was some brushstroke art. I loved both of them that were included in that round-up but they weren’t the right colors. I couldn’t get them out of my mind, so I decided I had nothing to lose by trying to DIY something similar myself.
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First things first, gather your supplies. I used cheap watercolors.
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Next, put a little bit of paint on your plate. To deepen the color, add a smidgen of black.
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Add water (realize that you used way too much paint) and stir.
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Use the brush and start making brush strokes. I tried to stay somewhat in line, but it didn’t quite workout on some of the lines.
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Without letting it completely dry, go back over some of the strokes that you want to be a bit darker.
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I really like how this piece turned out. I don’t think it would be able to stand on it’s own on a wall. I think the imperfections would drive me nuts, but layered on a nightstand it looks good.
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Since, I had the paints and the canvas laying around, this pretty little project came out to $0! You know I love that.

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  • Sheila D
    on Aug 20, 2015

    Good job, makes me want to try other creative side also. By the way, did you make the end table? It's kinda funky and eye catching.

  • Melanie Bradley
    on Sep 20, 2015

    NICE IDEA , THE HOUSE I BOUGHT HAS THE FUSE BOX ON THE DINING ROOM WALL TRYING TO FIND A PIECE OF ART THAT FIT'S OVER IT AND I LIKE IS HARD .

    • @Melanie Bradley Thanks! You should totally make something. I've seen a few bloggers make a cover with canvas and twine that would hang directly over it. That might be an idea!

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