DIY Antro Artwork Dupe

8 Materials
$20
24 Hours
Medium

I don't know about you, but I don't like spending a lot of money on artwork! Are you with me?! I'd much prefer a shot at making my own art especially for $20 instead of $700!! You read that right!


If you want a high end look for $20 then you've come to the right place!


Here how to get to the look for less:


1.) First, you want to get your pattern down and map out with a pencil where you are going to caulk. For the best results, you want to keep a continuous line so plan ahead so you don't have to stop the bead of caulk more than necessary. I printed off this Antro pic and drew the pattern free hand onto my canvas (you'll paint the canvas later so don't worry about pencil lines!)

2.) Once you have your lines drawn, you are ready to caulk! I suggest starting with a new tube of caulk. Cut your tip on an angle and with a fairly small hole. Let the caulk "snake" out and fall onto the canvas. I suggest practicing first on a piece of paper to get the hang of it. If you make a mistake (and you will!!) just use a baby wipe to clean it off and start up again. You want smooth, straight lines for the best outcome.

3.) When you've reached the end of your continuous maze so to speak, just sit back, admire your work (don't worry about those pencil lines) and let it dry for a good 12 hours. More if necessary.

4.) Now that it's dry, it's time to paint! I went with Benjamin Moore's Simply White in eggshell that I already had on hand. You could also get a sample made for a few dollars at your local paint store. I painted my canvas with an angled brush because you need to get around all of your caulk lines. I was happy that the brush marks disappeared as it dried.

5.) Make your frame. You could keep it like this, but if you want it to look high-end, I recommend framing it. For $11, I bought a 2 x 1x 8 piece of Hickory and used that as my framing material. This way, you don't have to stain any wood, but you could use any type of wood that you'd like!


6.) Cut the wood to the correct measurements. In this case, I needed two, 20" pieces and two 24" pieces. I chose to use mitered edges for the frame, but you could also just cut them to length at 90 degree angles.


7.) Assemble the frame. Apply wood glue to ends, clam and nail them together.

8.) If you need to, fill in your mitered seams with wood filler and sand.


9.) Attach the frame to your canvas. Gentle place your frame over your canvas. It should fit snug! Using your nail gun, nail the wooden frame into the frame of your canvas in each corner.


10.) Hang or use as decor on top of a console table. Enjoy!!

For a video tutorial, make sure you check out my Instagram page @brooke.casa.del.sol. This project is in the "Antro art dupe" highlight :)


https://www.instagram.com/p/CRaBoaIJoN-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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  • Tygress72 Tygress72 on Jul 29, 2021

    Don't know if anyone else thought of it, but wouldn't using just glued down (or glue soaked) yarn/twine, work just as well? It wouldn't be as smooth, but you still get the same look, just a bit more character to it. 😏 Also, you might have more control over laying it on the pattern. Obviously you could do other colors as well, to compliment or match the rest of the decor. ☺️

  • Carla Berlin Carla Berlin on Jul 29, 2021

    would this work with hot glue??

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  • Debra Foreman Tillman Debra Foreman Tillman on Jul 30, 2021

    Love it!!!

  • Cathleen Cathleen on Aug 05, 2021

    This is great! I have some already framed canvases that are not my taste anymore, so I painted the canvas part white and was going to paint something myself but I like this multidimensional caulk painting better! Thank you for the idea!

    • Brooke Brooke on Aug 06, 2021

      Yes! I have a few canvases that aren’t my style anymore either! You for sure could do that! I’d let the paint dry very well before beginning since I’m sure you’ll have to wipe it a few times when you inevitablely make a little mistake with the caulk. It happens 😉 Good luck!!

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