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DIY home decor: spoon painting

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I wanted to come up with a painting technique that anyone could do, regardless of your painting skills! When I help people decorate their spaces, art is one of the main components to bring in life and design, but it can be expensive, or if you get store-bought art it can be predictable and less personalized. Using only a canvas, paint and a spoon, you can get a textured and colorful, custom piece of art. You can’t beat a hand-painted, or shall I say “spoon painted” statement piece! Another great thing about creating your own art is you can pick your ideal color palette to bring the colors of the room together and introduce more.

Watch the video above for the full tutorial and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if you create your own piece!

Prep It:

  • large spoon
  • a blank canvas (we used 36″ x 36″)
  • acrylic paint in various colors of your choice
  • paper towels (to keep spoon clean between colors)
  • hair dryer – to speed up drying time

 

DO IT!:

  1. choose the color order of your paints
  2. squeeze a line of paint onto the canvas using your first tube of paint
  3. use the back of the spoon to work the paint into the canvas using a side to side wave motion with your hand. don’t worry if it looks crooked, etc. this is an organic piece of art!
  4. repeat step 2 and 3 with the rest of your colors – remember that if you put the lines close together the colors will blend. you may want to do the first round of stripes not touching, let them dry (speed it up with the blow dryer) and then fill in the spaces with the next batch of colors – that’s what I did in the video.
  5. tip: remember to paint the edges of your canvas too!
  6. let it dry and hang!

My Outfit:

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1

Oh, what a great idea! The painting looks just perfect. Who thought you could achieve this with a spoon?
Great inspiration!
xo Julia

Author2

Thank you Julia! I know, spoons have so many uses! So glad you are inspired ; ). Thanks for your comment! xx

3

What a fun and easy way for everyone to make art at home! My sister will love it!

Author4

yay! glad you like it! xx

5

Wow!This is beautiful!I can't wait to make it 🙂

Author6

thank you! send pics when you do! xx

7

This canvas is looking very attractive, you did great work, many thank for sharing this easy DIY canvas making idea...

http://yourwallart.tumblr.com/post/48840968479/interior-tips-to-proper-placement-of-wall-art

8

Can we do this on wood too?

9

Wow! What beautiful thoughts you puts in this blog.. I am really impressed..
Painting and Civil contractors in Mumbai

Author10

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11

hI
i did the spoon canvas and then I distressed it. thanks for the inspiration.