Home improvement doesn’t always need to mean ripping down walls or adding new flooring. You can improve your space with some paint, by rearranging furniture, or by updating your wall art. Big changes are coming to our home some of which have already started, like the master bedroom, and some still being planned. The living room is the next big project after the bedroom and it all revolves around this DIY easy foiled family wall art. You can make your own to inspire you to revamp your living room, too!
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- 16” x 20” Canvas
- White Acrylic Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Yellow Acrylic Paint
- Letter Stickers (F, A, M, I, L, Y) (I got mine at Michaels)
- Foiling Kit
- Assorted Flat Tip Paint Brushes
- Mod Podge
Remove the packaging from your canvas.
Mix some red and white paint together until you get your desired color of pink. I went for a gorgeous hot pink but you can choose what shade fits your style.
Cover your entire canvas thickly with the pink paint. Do not let dry before moving on to the next steps.
Immediately add some drops of white paint at random places on your canvas and brush into streaks.
- Do not over-brush it or it will blend with the pink paint.
Next, add yellow to your pink paint (not on your canvas) and mix to get an orange shade.
Dip your brush into the orange paint and carefully add orange streaks randomly to your painting.
Put 2-3 dots of red paint onto your canvas and streak it as you did with the white paint in step 4.
Allow the paint to dry completely.
- This will take a few hours because of the thick amounts of paint added. I recommend allowing your canvas to dry overnight.
After your painting has dried, add your foil adhesive in random streaks across your canvas.
- Do not cover the entire canvas.
Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky (roughly 2-3 minutes).
Place foil pieces over the adhesive streaks.
Press foil gently in place using a dry paint brush. Let site for a minute or two.
Again, gently, brush the excess foil off of your canvas with the dry paint brush.
- This will be messy so I recommend doing it on a surface covered with newspaper to make cleanup easier.
Next, brush the foil sealant over the foil.
Allow the sealant to dry.
Add your letter “M” to the center of your painting.
- If you have trouble getting it to stick, add some Mod Podge to the back of it before attaching.
Add the rest of your letters one at a time, working out from the “M”. Allow Mod Podge to dry if using it to adhere your letters.
Step 18 (Optional)
Add a sealing coat of Mod Podge to your entire canvas.
Your wall art is finished as soon as your sealing coat is dry. If you would like, you can cover the edges of your canvas with paint. You can also get it framed to finish it off. I like the raw edges of the canvas and intend to keep it that way. As always, do what fits your style. You can also find more DIY ideas to improve your space on the Home Décor page!