I like canvas for a 5 reasons:
1. Can be re-painted and re-painted… you can basically delete a painting and start over
2. They’re relatively inexpensive
3. Promotes creativity
4. Lightweight… easy to hang up and carry around
5. They come in all sizes… big ones are a great way to add color to a rental!
Fun fact: This canvas was the subject of my first ever post on C.R.A.F.T. (see it here). The big canvas hung above our kitchen table in the Austin house for 3 years just like this:
Then we moved to Florida, and it an ikat makeover and hung in the office nook for 3 months, like this:
Then, I started being a manic and making these crazy to do lists for out house (see the bedroom to do list). Our bedroom needed some art over our bed, and so this happened:
- paint pen
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- glue dots
I’m thinking about hanging up 4 canvases that size… I don’t know. No set in stone plans yet. Anyhow, the large canvas was obviously awkward with the tv stand edition. I decided the giant canvas should be moved down the bedroom. I just rested it on the bed to see about size. I liked it. Now, what to paint? I wanted a piece of art that represented us since it was hanging above our bed. I thought about a few quotes….”together is a wonderful place to be”, but that was too long for this canvas. I decided on 2-22-2012… our wedding date. I just used white printer paper to make stencils. I free handed some random 2’s and cut them out. I used Elmer’s glue dots to attach the paper to the canvas, and then loosely traced around the stencils with a white Elmer’s Painter. I taped off a border wit hblue painters tape and made a few diagonal lines in the corner. And then I just started filling her in with white acrylic paint.