After a short break we are finally moving further in our boys room makeover! The storage furniture has been ordered but it still hasn’t arrived yet. While we wait for it to come in the mail, let’s work on some wall art as promised. Next week we will find out how to make the geometric artwork from the boys room makeover idea board. Today we are going to make this DIY woodland explore artwork. The best part is that it is super easy to make. With some paint and glue you will have a beautiful and unique piece of décor for your children’s room.
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- 16”x20” Pre-Stretched Canvas
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Assortment of Paint Brushes
- Green Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Birch Bark Strips (I found mine at Hobby Lobby but found similar at Amazon)
First, cover your stretched canvas with black acrylic paint.
- Don’t worry too much about painting the edges because they will be covered later in the project.
Next, use a ruler to draw 2 parallel lines that are 10 inches long and 3 inches apart.
- If you make a mistake, do not erase it. If you do then you will mess up the black background. Simply re-draw the lines correctly and we will fix mistakes later.
Add triangles and lines at each end as pictured above step 2 to turn them into arrows.
- Again, do not erase any mistakes.
Draw the word “EXPLORE” centered above your arrows. (The picture already has green paint to show you the difference between the messed up area and corrected area.)
- This is an excellent example of not erasing your mistakes. The first time I drew “EXPLORE” it wasn’t centered so I had to re-do it.
Next, cover the pencil lines of the word “EXPLORE” with green paint.
Fill in any of the round parts of the letters with green paint.
Continue by covering the lines of the arrows with green paint.
Allow all of your paint to dry completely.
If necessary, add a second coat of green paint and allow it to dry.
Next, go back over any pencil mistakes you made with black acrylic paint and let it dry.
Cover the edges of your canvas by hot gluing birch bark to them.
Trim the birch bark flush with the canvas.
Lastly, add birch bark with hot glue to the front edges of the canvas like a frame.
See? I told you this DIY woodland explore artwork was easy. The birch adds that outdoor camping feel that works great with the new boys room design. Don’t forget to come back next week to find out how to make the geometric artwork. Until then, you can check out this incredibly easy comforter makeover. You can also find out how to add extra storage to your kids’ room with this boys dresser makeover. See you next week for the geometric artwork!
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