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Initials Canvas Artwork

By: Albion Gould
May 9, 2016

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Initials Canvas Artwork
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I've never thought of myself as a traditionalist when it comes to weddings. I'm always drawn to brights, bolds, and jewel tones. It was no surprise that we planned a fall wedding for ourselves! Using some traditional jewel tone colors from the Multi-Surface line, I created a fun Initials Canvas Artwork that pops.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Eggplant
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Night Sky
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Deep Turquoise
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Red Barn
  • Canvas
  • Paper Mache Letters
  • Glue
  • Paint Brushes

Instructions:

Gather your materials.

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The first thing I did was paint the canvas in Night Sky. I used a very light amount.

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While the canvas was drying, I painted the tops of the initials in Deep Turquoise, the ampersand in Eggplant, and the sides in Red Barn.

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Once the canvas and letters were dry, I placed the letters on the canvas and traced them with a pencil. I then carried the edges of the letters to the bottom right using a ruler.

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To make the drop shadows, I painted a thicker coat of Night Sky within the lines. It didn't look like much here, but just wait!

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Once everything was dry, it was time to attach the letters where they had been traced. The letters are light, so just a bit of glue did the job.

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How striking does that look?! My favorite part, though, is looking at it from the side and seeing that pop.

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I love the idea of creating this in a friend's wedding colors. It would be great for a bridal shower or as part of a wedding display. And when the event is over, it makes fantastic artwork for the couple's home! I'm pretty tickled with how this Initials Canvas Artwork turned out!

Be sure to visit Albion Gould  for more projects and to learn more about Albion.

Comments

LOVE THESE!!

Judy H.

May 9, 2016

This is so striking. Clean and simple with such a big impact.

Seth

May 10, 2016

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