Party Crafts and DIY
Easy DIY Canvas Art with FrogTape® Shape Tape
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With all our busy activities this summer, I haven’t gotten as much time to craft and create as I would like. There are several projects that I’ve wanted to try and I finally got one of them finished yesterday! This super simple DIY canvas art is so customizable — switch the colors and patterns to make it your own.
First, I headed to Menards to pick up some FrogTape® Shape Tape. They offer three great shapes: chevron, wave and scallop. You can find them at any Menards across the country, plus select Walmart and Lowe’s stores. The Shape Tape features FrogTape® patented PaintBlock® Technology. It’s a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed. Its designed with a slit liner on the back of the tape for easier application remove one half of the liner, position the tape and remove the other half. This means my projects turn out crisp every time. It’s amazing! I also love that you can space the tape as close together or as far apart as you want, for a truly custom finish.
Ready to create your own DIY canvas art? Here’s how:
- Blank canvas — I chose a 12 x 12 for my project.
- Acrylic paint — I chose a silver for the chevron and vermilion for the whale.
- 2 paint brushes.
- Outline — I chose a whale template from the scrap booking aisle at Michael’s. There are LOTS of options. Next time, I’ll be trying some subway art with letters.
- FrogTape’s Shape Tape in Wave, Chevron or Scallop.
1. Line your FrogTape® Shape Tape on your canvas. I evenly spaced my chevron pattern and gently pressed it on, wrapping it around the edges of the canvas.
2. Using my silver paint and a brush, I covered the entire canvas.
3. Let dry according to paint directions. I waited about 90 minutes before removing the tape just to be safe.
4. Using small pieces of FrogTape® Shape Tape, I positioned the whale outline and taped it down.
5. I filled in the whale using the vermilion color.
6. I removed the outline immediately and waited for the paint to dry. It took about two hours since part of it was paint on paint.
7. Hang and enjoy!
My boys loved the bright whale and having a fun new piece of art in their play room. This project was so simple — and turned out so lovely — that I will definitely be creating more pieces like it. I’m also finding inspiration on FrogTape® Pinterest and Twitter. So many great ideas to add to my list!
Check out these awesome DIY Wall Art Ideas, too!