Recycling an Old Canvas and Adding a Pop of Colour to Our Dining Room

by Samantha
3 Materials
5 Weeks
I've had a canvas lying around for quite a while. When I started teaching I painted a butterfly on it and used it as a birthday calender. When I moved onto primary school it no longer had a place in my classroom. I have slowly been redecorating in our house and felt it was time for a bit of colour in the dinning room. And of course I had the perfect canvas to recycle.............
I painted over the butterfly with an "Aged White" chalk paint undercoat. The reason I chose chalk paint is I find it covers well without having to paint a couple of layers, and I like the texture thereof.
I love music sheets and pasted old music sheets over it, once the undercoat had dried. I used an acrylic gel medium to paste the music sheets. Gel medium is a paste/ glue which sticks really well. It dries opaque. It's also used on canvases to create texture.
I chose my 3 favourite flowers and over a period of time (Thats why it took 5 weeks), as and when I had a spare moment I painted a flower. I finished it this weekend and hung it in our dinning room. So happy with the end result.
It's brightened up the dininng room and added abit of me into it.........
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