Hip Wall Art in No Time Flat

April 8, 2015Allison Murray
Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Is there something in your house that you hate but don’t have the know-how or skills to properly get things all set back to rights? Well I had been staring at these freaking holes in my bathroom wall for ages. A medicine cabinet was installed very poorly and when I pulled it down there were big ass holes in the wall. Like 6 of them. The wall was covered with shelves with the intention of patching said holes but it never happened. I actually wound up putting stuff on my shelves to cover them. So when all of the the shelves but one came down in June I had these holes staring at me all over again.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

I tried to patch these suckers up myself but I was just making a huge mess. My father told me to just leave it alone already as to properly fix there needed to be mesh or patches used or something which I didn’t even know about!

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But I was still sick of these holes! They were driving me nuts! So I did just what I did last time and covered them up. This time with a piece of “art” I made super fast but still super love!

For this project you will need:

  • Canvas
  • Stencil
  • Repositionable spray adhesive
  • Gold paint
  • Color paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Gold marker, liquid gilding, etc.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Grab any size canvas (the cheap ones will do just fine) and cover with gold spray paint or acrylic craft paint.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

I used a jumbo wall sized stencil so there would be no having to wait for the paint to dry to move the stencil a few times over. Simply put, I just don’t have the patience for that. Wall stencils can be reasonable priced at craft stores and you can often use a 40% off coupon. Save this baby because they have uses you don’t always think of right away.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Grab your top coat color of paint and begin pouncing the paint on top of the stenciled canvas. I’m all about gold and coral right now so kaboom.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Depending on the quality of your paint you may need to plan on multiple coats. My Americana took a whopping 4 coats but I really liked to color so I guess it was worth it in the end. I tend to have really good experience for single coats with Martha Stewart, Ceramacoat and lots of colors of Folk Art brands.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

After you are happy with the paint coverage peel the stencil away. You are going to have bleeds to deal with. That’s just the way it is. The stencil can’t perfectly grab onto the canvas so there are places for the paint to seep here and there. Just grab some cotton swabs that are lightly wet and clean up the worst of the problems.

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

To get a nice, finished look it’s time to outline the colorful shapes with a gold overlay. To see how things go I used bot liquid gilding (seen above) painted on with a tiny brush and a gold Sharpie (seen in blue down below). The Sharpie was infinitely easier!

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

Boom! There you have it! It’s not going to break me into MOMA or anything but it’s nice enough for my home decor!

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

My navy, white and yellow bathroom that big ol’ hole covering canvas is also lovely gold and in company with Clive the toilet paper holding golden goose. There are a bazillion colors of acrylic paint you can seriously match any decor!

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

And now I’m sharing with you my new bedroom color scheme (for some reason the phrase “bedroom color scheme” is said in my head with a distinctly Nicki Minaj voice- picture bedroom color schaaaaame. And maybe immediately followed by profanity or maybe a term that I do not know the meaning of but am too afraid to Google because I know what can happen sometimes when you do).

With minimal white decorations paired with black and white patterns (and mustard to be seen later) the piece stands out very well and gets across just what I was hoping for! Lovely bedroom hopefully to be seen here soon!

Company coming and the walls are bare? Knock this hip wall art out in no time flat!

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