We've been busy working on Baby Biddle's nursery...and ran into an issue finding art for the room. After searching some local stores, etsy and Pinterest, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a one-of-a-kind picture for BB's room.
Here's how I did it:
Stuff you need:
- Canvas (whatever size suits your room)
- Paint - any kind should work
- I used low-VOC paint, leftover from painting the nursery walls
- foam paintbrush
- masking tape or frogtape
- a ruler (or cut a piece of paper/cardboard into a strip to use as a guide - to make sure your lines are evenly spaced and straight)
- Shaped vinyl stickers (if you have a Silhouette cutter, you can make your own!)
Step #1: Use masking tape to mark off stripes on your canvas. I chose a diagonal pattern, and had about 2.5" of space between each beige strip of masking tape. I cut a piece of cardboard into a 2.5" wide strip, and used it between strips of masking tape - to make sure my stripes were evenly spaced and straight.
Press down all edges to ensure a tight seal to the canvas.
Step #2: using a foam paintbrush, paint your first coat of paint over the canvas - painting over the masking tape. Make sure to paint your canvas edges too!
Once dry, paint a second coat.
Step #3: Once the 2nd coat is dry, carefully pull the masking tape off and throw it away. You'll be left with perfect stripes!
Step #4: Take vinyl stickers and determine where you'd like to place them on your canvas. I downloaded the elephant graphic and made these cuties on our Silhouette cutter. The color is a bit off on a computer screen, but the green is a lime green color and the blue is an aqua blue.
Step #5: Then, remove the backing from the sticker and adhere to your painted canvas. Repeat if you have several vinyl stickers...
Step #6: Hang up your masterpiece and enjoy your one-of-a-kind handiwork!