Wondering what to do with some unwanted wall art? How about up-cycling them in to more modern pieces? This is a great project to make using unwanted old canvas art, an ugly inexpensive one from the thrift store or purchase a new canvas board from an art supply store. It’s not a very expensive DIY and doesn’t require many items.
I’ve been using joint compound for DIY projects for a years because I love how it can completely transform an item. In this case, I used it to make a textured canvas wall art for my daughter. She saw one that she liked but it was a little too pricey so she asked me to make it for her. It’s easy, quick, simple but pretty and I love the abstract patterns that are created. She wanted it natural, unfinished but you could paint it to create more dimension.
You will only need 3 items, a canvas board, joint compound, and joint compound knives also known as drywall knives or trowels. I used 2 different sizes of the knives, a narrow one and a wide one so that I could create different size patterns. I made 2 of them, a small one for my kitchen and a large one for my daughter.
Alright, let’s get started!