Budget-Friendly Charley Harper DIY-canvas-art
Charley Harper is one of my favorite artists of all time – so it’s, of course, that I would print this topic-DIY-canvas-art-with some of his!
I’m a big fan of DIY wall art! One of my favorite things about the Mod smorgasbord is that it’s so easy-DIY-canvas-art with a small budget.
you can choose prints you love (out of nothing), and turn them into something you can hang on your wall. I love scanning, above all things, and convert them into projects (not for resale but for personal use).
This is one of those DIY-canvas-art-projects, uses a scanner . . . and it’s *really* beginner. For those who have done, in front of decoupage, you roll your eyes on this . . . but just be patient with me, because there are a few newbies out there who before never used the hodgepodge, and this is the easiest place to start. I mean it!
So as you can see, I have two mini-canvases with one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper. I love his work, and I own some of his prints (lithographs), as well as the coffee-table book:
I decided to go ahead and make some wall art with some scans from the book. Before I write further, I must say that if you scan things that are not of you, it is for personal use ONLY you can.
you aren’t allowed to sell them or claim them as your own. You probably already knew, but I just wanted to make sure. So here’s how to use the canvases to make.
Collect These Supplies
Scanner (I have the Flip-Pal mobile scanner)
Mod hodgepodge gloss
Computer and printer
FolkArt paint – colors of your choice
5″ x 7″ screens – two
I scanned first, in two small illustrations from the book, which I liked. I like the Flip-Pal mobile scanner you can take off the door and turn it. Maybe that's why they call it “flip” pal? I scanned with 300 dpi, but you can scan at 600 dpi, so that you can blow the image up.
you can Print the images of your choice and cut them to fit the canvases. I'll tell you that, if you printed on a laserjet printer, you can go ahead and cut after this. For an inkjet printer, you NEED to spray the leaves with a clear acrylic sealer before you blurred Mod Podging, or the ink.
Paint the canvas with the colors of your choice.
Spread a medium layer of Mod-hodgepodge-down on the canvas, and smooth design, bottom to top. My technique with the screens is turned over and smooth from the back, because the canvas is very flexible in the middle. They smooth out all the bubbles and wait for 15 – 20 minutes to dry.
Put a top coat on your image, and then the whole canvas. Repeat for the other canvas. You are done with your DIY-canvas-art; has’t I tell you, that was easy?
to check If you love this DIY wall art, you’ll find, this collection of 20 Mod patchwork-wall-art-projects: