How to Make DIY Thumb Tack Art
I love DIY projects using gold thumb tack. Today I created some fun painted canvas artwork using only a few items:
+ Mini square canvases
+ Acrylic paint and brush
I started off painting the small canvases with cherry acrylic paint colors.
Once they dried I took my ruler and pencil and drew some lines to trace.
I covered all of my lines on one canvas.
Then I butted up the four canvases and thought it would be fun to continue the lines through all of them.
I traced all pencil lines with the tacks until I covered them all.
I didn’t really care for the way the navy one turned out, so I omitted it. It changed up my the layout and the line design carry through, but I didn’t mind that one bit.
Next time I do this project I’ll be a little more precise, and will also try a different pattern. I’m thinking of trying something similar to an ombre pattern.
All of my friends better beware—they might be receiving some gifts soon! 🙂
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William on Jan 18, 2022
This would be a good project for the kids. Colored thumb tacks or even push pins would be cute in a kids room.
Audrey Kuether on Jan 19, 2022
Peg on Mar 01, 2022
Do you back the canvases once the tacks are in? My concern would be loosening and falling out.
Audrey Kuether on Mar 01, 2022
Thank you, Peg. :) I did not add a backer, but it would have been a good idea to do so. The pins are still in place after about 7 years, but the back is definitely very pokey, so I have to be careful handling it. A backer would fix that issue.
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