How To Make Your Own DIY Canvas Wall Art (For Cheap!)

Everyone wants their home to be impeccably decorated, but getting the right pieces can end up getting really expensive. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have some attractive decor, and with a little creativity and handiwork, you can make your own wall art at home.

DIY canvas art is a cheap and fast way to add some flavor to your household walls. All you need is a canvas, some fabric, sticky letters, spray paint and a staple gun. You can custom-make these fabric canvases to match the look of your decor, so you can pick a piece of fabric and paint color that looks best with your existing color scheme.

The cool thing about this canvas art is you can spell out whatever you’d like. You then spray the paint over the sticky letters, and once it dries, you peel it off, and the saying is revealed on the remaining fabric. Check out the video yourself to see how to make this fun and easy craft.

Materials Needed

  • Canvas
  • Colorful fabric
  • Sticky letters
  • Spray paint
  • Staple gun
  • Exacto knife (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cover the canvas with fabric. Pull tight and secure with staple gun on the back, making sure you staple it in the center of all sides so it stays put.
  2. Place sticky letters in a phrase of your choice on the fabric. Tip: Measure the center of the board. Start from the center, and work your way outwards. Lay the letters out to see how they can be arranged before sticking them on.
  3. Lightly spray paint over entire canvas so paint doesn’t bleed under the letters (it may not fully coat).
  4. Let dry for 10 minutes.
  5. Spray another coat to fully cover.
  6. When dry, peel off letters. Use a craft/exacto knife to help peel the letters off, if needed.

These LEGO Sculptures Make Shadows That Will Pretty Much Blow Your Mind

“Perspective matters.”

So concludes the artist statement on artist and scientist John V. Muntean’s website. Once you see his works of art, you’ll understand what he means.

Muntean makes “Magic Angle” sculptures out of wood (and, more recently, LEGOs) that look like cool abstract art. The big reveal happens when light hits the sculptures, however. The genius of Muntean’s artwork, you see, lies in its shadows.

Check out the LEGO sculpture in the video below, for example. Based on the angle, its shadows look like a butterfly, a jet and a dragon. Three shadows made from one mass of LEGOs. It’s pretty amazing.




In another creation, Muntean’s made a LEGO sculpture that looks like a knight on a horse, a mermaid and a pirate ship, depending on the angle of the light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_WV1cyjzhI

Muntean has Ph.D. in Chemistry and works as a spectroscopist (a spectroscope is an instrument used to measure properties of light) when he’s not using thousands of LEGOs to make art. It was his spectroscopy-focused thesis that first gave him the idea for his Magic Angle sculptures.

Perspective matters indeed, and thanks for broadening ours, Mr. Muntean!

[h/t Bored Panda]

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High School Seniors Turn Their Parking Spots Into Very Cool Pieces Of Art

First of all, I can’t believe that high school seniors have their own parking spaces. I very rarely got to drive to school, and even then, you just parked wherever you could. Nowadays, some seniors get their own assigned parking spots, and with that privilege comes the opportunity to personalize it.

No, not just your name on the curb. That’s for old fogies like PRINCIPAL or ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. No, these parking spots are true works of art. It’s now a popular thing, it would seem; here’s some Pinspiration for you and check out these works of parking art below:

Good luck getting there on time, Martha!

Love this positive message from Elise Hutson.

Madison Bradley channeling her inner Grateful Dead.

https://twitter.com/madibradley4/status/767541618136211456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Alison Harms says Cubs all the way even though she moved to Ft. Worth.

It’s nice to see that many seniors aren’t too cool to let their parents help them paint.

Something tells us J.K. Rowling would be a big fan of Elizabeth Victor‘s spot.

These students have some serious talent!

You gonna eat your tots? Mark Hamilton’s son is a Napoleon Dynamite fan.

Reece Wilson took her inspiration from her first name.

Some of these spots are so lovely, it seems a shame to park a car over them!

A view from above of an Austin, Texas, high school with painted parking spots.

Seniors put a lot of thought into their spots, and painting them has become an important ritual for many.

https://twitter.com/mynameisnotface/status/767522320441221120

Even the Bard made it to a spot.

https://twitter.com/faithdavisss/status/765184281467432960

And we’ve got a “Friends” fan in the house!

https://twitter.com/morganmarie003/status/764649791011729408

And at Lebanon High School in Indiana, it is a very big deal.




The question remaining is: What happens after graduation? Do they scrub it off? Or does the whole thing just get blacktopped for the class of 2018?

[h/t: Hello Giggles]

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