Canvas Art DIY

I’ve long loved cross art like this.  In fact, I’ve been swooning over this image for awhile.  A couple of weeks ago my friend Chrissy , who is a great decorator, posted a picture of her newly decorated bedroom and lo and behold … the cool cross art.  Which she made!  I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making one these, in the near future.  Chrissy was kind enough to share pictures and instructions:

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+ 2’x3′ canvas
+ gold leaf starter kit
+ white acrylic paint
+ large paint brush
+ a ruler
+ tape measure
+ painters tape
+ several smaller paint brushes
+ a level


01 / Paint the canvas bright white like a crazy person for some texture.

02 / Find the center and measure 12 inches from there vertically and horizontally.

03 / Then I got out the painters tape. I made each section 4″x4″ (see image below)

04 / Follow the Gold Leaf directions and VIOLA!

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Have you done any great DIY decoding projects lately?  I still love the pillowcase art idea.  If you have any lovely projects that you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you (



  • kristen
    Commented on March 7th, 2012 at 12:43pm

    oh i just love this idea. i am totally going to do it. and i adore the cross print. xoxo

  • Miz.November
    Commented on March 7th, 2012 at 7:43pm

    Um….this may just be my brain on cold medicine……but I totally think you could combine this idea with the last post. You could make a canvas that said It’s OK. I also don’t see why you couldn’t do this with metallic acrylic paints if gold leaf seems too scary. I mean, I personally would be worried that I would screw up if using gold leafing. But it does look so pretty, doesn’t it?

  • Trina
    Commented on March 8th, 2012 at 10:48am

    @Miz.November, I think the cold medicine is causing some good ideas!
    xo . t

  • paula
    Commented on March 12th, 2012 at 9:32am

    love this! may need to try this myself!!!!

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